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Former Premier League boss slams wantaway striker – ‘He’s going to have to eat humble pie!’

first_imgBerahino handed in a transfer request earlier in August to try and push through his dream move, but Allardyce insists the England Under-21 striker must now apologise for his outburst and concentrate on his career.“I think he’s going to have to eat a bit of humble pie. He’s contracted to West Brom,” the 60-year-old told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He doesn’t want the fans turning on him, it could be very nasty in that situation because you’re not playing for the club that you’ve made your way with.“It was a really bad statement to put on Twitter I think. It was a young man being a bit silly. He needs to go out there and apologise and knuckle down.“He’ll wake up this morning a West Brom player. Continue to get out there and score goals and that move will come eventually.”Berahino’s transfer saga dominated the headlines on a comparatively quiet deadline day, but Premier League clubs still took their collective summer spending past £850m – a new record.Deals were being formalised late into the evening despite the early 6pm deadline, and Allardyce claims the chaos so synonymous with the final few hours illustrates the flaws in the system.He added: “It gets worse and worse, when you saw the activities yesterday and all the deals being run through it shows the system is flawed.“There’s so much panic buying and loaning. Players are telling the chairman they’re not going to play for them anymore, it’s really a very poor system.” 1 Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce thinks West Brom striker Saido Berahino is due a portion of ‘humble pie’ after his proposed move to Tottenham was blocked on Transfer Deadline Day.Spurs had two deadline day bids rejected for the 22-year-old, who took to Twitter to vent his frustrations and threatened to go on strike at the Baggies while chairman Jeremy Peace is still at the helm.last_img

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