Sergei Rebrov has admitted that his form during his first season in the Premiership has upset him.
Speaking to the Evening Standard after his eighth goal of the season sealed the stunning fightback against Charlton, our Ukrainian international confirmed that he has struggled to come to grips with the English game.
When questioned, George Graham has consistently insisted that the pace and intensity of the Premiership takes time to adjust to and that Sergei would be fine once he adapted to his new environment.
The pint-sized striker appears to agree with his manager’s sentiments, saying: "The league in the Ukraine is very different to the Premiership. We have two or three big clubs at the top level over there, but in England you have to work very hard in every match.
"I think this has been a bit of problem for me this season. But I think a lot of players have difficulty in adapting to the Premiership.
"I am feeling it when people say I haven’t scored many goals and that I cost a lot of money, but all the fans have supported me and I need that.
"I don’t care what others say about me. I just listen to my coach and what he wants from me. It has been a difficult time, and it hurt, but I hope I can put it right next season."