, West Brom forward determined to prove himself on loan with Alaves

West Brom forward determined to prove himself on loan with Alaves

Speaking to the Daily Record, West Brom’s loaned out forward Oliver Burke has said that he is determined to prove himself while out on loan in Spain with Alaves, also addressing the previous comparisons with Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

Upon his breakthrough into the first-team at Nottingham Forest and his big-money move to German side RB Leipzig, winger Oliver Burke was compared to Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, However, since then, Burke has struggled to make his mark and has most recently made a loan move to Spanish side Alaves in search of more regular game time.

Now, speaking upon his move to Alaves, Burke has spoken about the previous comparisons with Gareth Bale and has said he is looking to prove himself in Spain. He said:

“The comparison with Gareth Bale was something they used to say about me when I was a kid. But he’s always been on another level to me. What I need to do is establish myself as Oliver Burke and not as the new Gareth Bale. To do that I need to work hard in La Liga.

“Everything that has happened to me in my career has happened very fast. I’ve played in England, Scotland and Germany. I am focused on what I need to do now. I feel more mature as a player and I have the opportunity to show why they were all talking about me a potentially good player a few years ago.

“I’ve been given an opportunity to play in what is arguably the best league in the world against big, big clubs. They’ve told me the fans here are wonderful and I like the stadium. I can’t wait to go out there and play. My preference would be to play as a right-winger, but I can also play as a striker.”

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