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Rondon on Leicester, scoring goals, Albion team-mates and more

30 October 2015

Forward discusses several topics

SALOMON Rondon was chatting to Premier League Television, with the help of a translator, at the Club’s training ground on Friday morning.

The record signing was asked a number of questions on a variety of topics.

You can read his answers below.


On Leicester City

They are a good team who have been playing really well this season so far, so we know it is going to be a very difficult match.

Their striker Jamie Vardy is scoring lots of goals for them so we will have to watch out for him.

As the home team we will be going for the three points.


On being a superstar back home in Venezuela 

Whenever I go back to Venezuela it is normally to play for the national team.

I love playing for my country and the affection the supporters of the national team give me is really nice.

All of the travelling is difficult though because it is normally a 12-hour journey and then we are spending another three hours waiting in the airports.

It messes up your sleep with all the different time zones.


On scoring goals for the Baggies

I have scored two goals so far this season but I am not satisfied because I want to score more goals.

The team is counting on me as a goalscorer so I know that I have to score as many as possible.

There has been 10 games in the Premier League so far so there is obviously plenty of the season left to play.

I don’t set any targets in terms of goals, I just want to score as many as possible.


On the bizarre incident involving DeAndre Yedlin

It was a bit of a dangerous clash and I saw that he was about to fall on his neck.

I grabbed his neck and tried to pull him back around to stop him hurting himself.

I felt as though I needed to save him and obviously it has been shared quite a lot now on the internet because of how it looked.


On the difference between the Premier League and other leagues 

I was in Spain for two years and the issue there was that only two teams can win the league, Barcelona or Real Madrid.

They beat all of the other teams quite comfortably and it is quite predictable.

The Premier League is a lot different because irrespective of the players in each team, anyone can beat anyone.

Every ground that you go to, every team will always give 110% and this is what makes winning matches so difficult in this league.

In my opinion the Premier League is the best league in the world.


On Tony Pulis

The manager puts a lot of time into his tactics and he is very keen on being solid.

He studies world football to see how different teams do different things.

In training he will look at ways to beat opponents but he will also show us what we have done wrong and what we could have done better.

That kind of approach is really helping me improve and hopefully I will keep improving if I continue to work hard.

We have kept six clean sheets this season because every single player is working hard and knows his defensive duties.


On the support of Spanish speaking players in the Albion squad

I have Claudio Yacob and Cristian Gamboa here who speak Spanish and they have helped me settle in.

To have them helps me a lot because I can’t speak the language too well.

To have them both helping me is a big advantage for me as I look to improve my English.


On his hopes for the season

This league is very difficult so the main aim for plenty of teams will be to make sure they remain in it.

Personally I would like us to play in European competition and that isn’t something that I would rule out.


On which player at the Club would make the best James Bond

Jonas Olsson.

He is a very serious kind of guy so I think he would be the best James Bond.


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