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.
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.
0 - Today is two years to the day that Saido Berahino last scored in a senior competitive fixture (Feb 27th 2016). Since then, he has:- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 27, 2018
- Played 42 games & 2324 minutes
- Attempted 55 shots, with 20 on target
- Missed three penalties
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.
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.
They sit 19th and travel to St. Mary's on Saturday for a basement battle.