Matheus Pereira revealed he felt disrespected at West Brom and has publicly revealed his desire to leave after comments by Valerien Ismael. Although, he says he wants to leave the club in a fair and correct manner. The midfielder was omitted from their pre-season fixtures in order to avoid any kind of injury before his move away. New coach Valerian Ismael publicly said that Pereira wants to leave and does not believe in the Championship or West Brom. The Brazilian midfielder took to social media to explain his stance and respond to the comments by Ismael.
“I remained silent and was not going to address anything until after the transfer window out of respect for the fans and all my team mates, however after being called “not committed” with the club I felt extremely disrespected as a professional.” west Brom midfielder Matheus Pereira wrote in a statement on Instagram in response to comments questioning his loyalty by Valerien Ismael. “I’ve been living off football since I was 12 years old, I chose to give up my family time and just ordinary fun to chase after a dream of a better future for myself and those around me.”
“No one has ever seen an interview in which I bad-mouthed the club or anyone associated with the club, or even that I wanted to leave the club by any means. That is because I have character and I respect the club as it opened its doors to me when I needed and believed in me,” he added. “Dedication has never lacked and I’ve always been committed in the last two seasons. It is extremely wrong for anyone to say I am “not committed” since I train and commit as I normally would and give 100% every single day. I think it is low to try and degrade my image and my professionalism in this manner.”