West Brom striker Saido Berahino says he is being unfairly treated amidst the transfer speculation linking him with a January move to Liverpool.
The striker remained tight-lipped when discussing the speculation linking him with a £20million move to Anfield, but admitted he found it strange to be criticsed by fans for not celebrating any of the four goals he scored against Gateshead in the FA Cup last weekend.
“I’m just playing and enjoying my football,” the frontman said.
“Obviously I have big ambitions but at the moment I’m a West Brom player, I’m enjoying my football and I’m contributing goals so I’m happy.
“I don’t know what he (Pulis) is thinking, but this time (the transfer window) is a difficult one.
“Everyone is playing a game of chess so I’m just enjoying my football, letting my football do the talking for me and concentrating on what I’m doing on the pitch.
“Obviously there are always rumours going around but, I can’t control that. All I can control is what I’m doing on the field, and the rumours keep travelling around.
“Last week, what was said was rubbish. I don’t understand why people were having a go at me for not celebrating.
“It is not in the rules that you’ve got to celebrate when you score. Loads of players don’t celebrate when they score.
“But I’m always the one getting blamed and picked out at West Brom. I just smile at it and keep my mouth shut.
“I just think everyone now, because I’m almost a target out there, is trying to bring a bad name to me.
“I think the people who put me down, they don’t know me. I don’t understand why certain things are written about me.
“To all my fans out there, I’m just trying to enjoy my football, make everyone happy, keep forward and maybe one day achieve my dreams.”