Odemwingie relishing fresh start


The 32-year-old reveals he was not short of offers as several Premier League clubs were looking to sign him, but he decided to pitch his tent the newly-promoted Welsh club.

“The Cardiff fans have been great; people I’ve met have welcomed me and I know the great atmosphere they create,” Odemwingie said at a press conference.

“There was interest from West Ham, Fulham, Stoke and Swansea, but I chose Cardiff as it was the best place for my family and I.”

While insisting that Cardiff are a stronger side than West Brom, he took a dig at his former employers for failing to take responsibility for their role in the saga that led to his exit from the Hawthorns.

“I told my wife yesterday that what I see in this squad is stronger than West Brom. I'm pleased to be here and disappointed things didn't work at West Brom, but I still love the fans just not the people involved.

“I will take my responsibility but one side was claiming to be perfect, I think mistakes were made on their side too.”

The Nigeria international relished the opportunity to make a fresh start under Malky Malkay, admitting that he was looking forward to scoring his first goal in six months and contribute to enhancing the club's objectives for the season.

I feel like I'm starting over now, every goal or even assist for me now for Cardiff will mean everything to me.

"It doesn't surprise me the success they've had under Malky Mackay, I've really enjoyed his training so far.

“I am starting from zero; every performance I want to score. The earlier I get a goal the better after not scoring for six months.”