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Saido Berahino's Stoke City Career Has Just Hit Rock Bottom

Saido Berahino's Stoke City Career Has Just Hit Rock Bottom

Saido Berahino's career has taken another unfortunate twist following his baron goal-spell.

It's been over TWO years (!!) since his last goal.

After completing a transfer from West Brom, Berahino has yet to hit the mark for Stoke City, and the latest piece of news on his career piles on more misery.

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It doesn't look like he's about to break his duck any time soon after Stoke manager Paul Lambert has questioned his fitness, claiming he's not match ready to play for the club.

"He's not up to my level of fitness," Lambert said via Sky Sports.

"He's a fit lad, but there's got to be more to it, that he's got to work on.

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The Scot has informed Berahino of the situation while putting him on a 'wee' programme.

"I have told him that, so he knows the situation and what I'm explaining. I think he's been really good with me working away at it, but it has to come from him as well.

"We have given him a wee programme to stick to as well. We're in a situation where we need everyone to perform when they're called upon.

Berahino misses a penalty. Image: PA
Berahino misses a penalty. Image: PA
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The 24-year-old is without a goal in 13 Premier League games, this season.

And he needs to prove his fitness before earning a spot in Lambert's XI.

Lambert added: "He's going to have to earn the right to get into the side and he's going to have to work for it. I don't think you can create it, it (finishing) is just a gift, but you've got to work.

Stoke could do with Berahino rediscovering his goal-scoring form from a few seasons ago as his side are currently occupying a relegation spot.

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They sit 19th and travel to St. Mary's on Saturday for a basement battle.

Topics: Saido Berahino, Football News, Football, Premier League, Stoke City

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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