Saido Berahino, bless him, hasn’t always had it his own way in his first year at Stoke City.
A year after his arrival, he’s yet to find the back of the net for the club. Not ideal for a striker, really.
Still, you can’t knock the bloke’s dedication*, as was proven again on Sunday. The 24-year-old – clearly itching to kick off the post-Mark Hughes era at Stoke – was the first member of their squad to turn up at the club’s training ground in preparation for their departure to Manchester.
The problem for poor Sadio, however, was that the game was only taking place on Monday evening
Yep, Berahino had turned up over 24 hours before he was supposed to. And to make matters worse, his arrival was recorded and shared on Instagram by Kurt Zouma.
Saido Berahino turning up in his match-day tracksuit ready for Stoke’s trip to Manchester United, buts it’s tomorrow…😂🤦♂️
— FTS Football (@FromTStands) January 14, 2018
Oh mate. It’s like the professional footballing equivalent of turning up to school in your uniform only to be told by the caretaker that it’s a teacher training day.
Just to reiterate, Stoke City play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Monday night. Got that Saido, pal?
Should they win against second-place United, they would climb out of the relegation zone.
*Stoke fans might disagree.