Nigeria international Aide Brown Ideye has revealed that he has nothing to prove on his return to England ahead of Olympiakos’ UEFA Champions League game away to Arsenal tonight.
Ideye moved to the Greek champions during the summer after a season of not living up to his record fee to West Bromich Albion.
But, the 26-year-old has cleared the air on rumours that he might want to prove the Baggies wrong on selling him out to Olympiakos just after a season of football at the English side.
“I do not feel I have anything to prove to people in England when I return to play against Arsenal, and I just want to repay the faith shown in me by Olympiakos by scoring the goals to help them achieve success this season,” Ideye told ESPN FC.
“I am really looking forward to the game against Arsenal at the Emirates and returning to England. I never played against Arsenal when I was at West Brom and it will be a great test to come up against such a strong team as Arsenal.
“There is a lot at stake as both teams lost their opening games in the group and we are hoping we can get a positive result in London.”
Ideye also disclosed that continental football was one of the major reasons he opted to make the move to Olympiakos from the Hawthorns.
“Playing in the Champions League was also one of the main attractions to leave West Brom for Olympiakos as it the best competition you can play in against the best players.
“I really enjoyed my time at West Brom and playing in the Premier League, and although things did not work out as planned, I have no regrets,” he concluded..