Even though West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jeremy Sarmiento could not join Ecuador’s squad due to an injury, he’s been speaking to the South American media about his current form.
It was at the start of the month that the Baggies confirmed he’ll miss out for a few weeks, meaning he’d stay out of the World Cup qualifying rounds.
Sarmiento has now been interviewed by Mundo Deportivo EC, and in quotes relayed by El Universo, he claimed he’ll soon recover.
“I’m really looking forward to being back in the team. There’s not much time left to get back on the pitch.”
The Brighton loanee recalled that he also had some bad luck with the Seagulls, and will be looking forward to recovering well.
“As you know, with Brighton the plan was to get that habit of playing again, getting minutes, which is what is going to do me the most good for these injuries. That’s what we’re doing now. When I’m well again, I imagine I’ll be playing a lot more minutes, which is good for the national team as well.”
Sarmiento left Brighton to join West Brom on a season-long spell. He talked about his decision to move to the Championship, explaining that it’s all a part of his plan.
“Yes, I’ve sat down with my dad a few times. People can see this as a step back, but sometimes you have to take one step back to take two steps forward. It suits me very well, because we know the manager here at West Bromwich.”
The player had some praise for Carlos Corberán, insisting they have a great relationship at the club.
“He has a good plan with me, with my injuries, and he also wants me to improve as a player. I still have that patience, that my best is yet to come.”
Sarmiento has made ten appearances for West Brom so far, being mostly used in the second half. The Baggies are still to confirm when he’ll be fully fit and can return to the team.