West Bromwich Albion podcaster and journalist Adrian Goldberg has been sharing his praise for Baggies attacker Callum Robinson.
This comes after Goldberg recently co-hosted the latest episode of West Brom-themed podcast The Liquidator where he spoke about a number of topics concerning Sam Allardyce’s side including their recent 1-0 defeat against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
On the subject of the Palace game and the fact that Hal Robson-Kanu came on as a substitute during the second half of the game instead of Robinson, Goldberg had this to say on the matter.
He said: “What I will say to you as a fan is that in any game of football that I have seen him play, Callum Robinson gives his all, he is not a player who will leave anything on the pitch.
“Now, he may not, in the harshest analysis, be Premier League quality, we shall see over the term of his career. What I would say in his defence is that he will always run around, he will always give you effort and when I look at what he offers the team, compared to Robson-Kanu, seeming to throw himself on the ground and flailing his arms about, well, give me Callum Robinson any day over Hal Robson-Kanu.”
West Brom signed Robinson on a loan deal from fellow Premier League side Sheffield United back in the 2020 January transfer window before securing him on a permanent deal in the following summer window for an undisclosed fee.
Overall, the 26-year-old, who is currently valued at £7.2 million, has made 38 appearances for the Baggies in which he has managed to score six goals and provide two assists along the way (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Adrian Goldberg’s comments on Robinson…
While it’s good to hear Goldberg’s praise for Robinson and work-rate when he’s on the pitch, the fact that he has only managed to score two goals in 26 appearances (albeit from just 15 starts) and earn himself a disappointing season rating of 6.29/10 for his performances in the Premier League so far (as per WhoScored) points to why Allardyce may have chosen to put Robson-Kanu on to get something out of the game against Palace instead of Robinson.
Who would you rather see play for West Brom?
Moving forward, with West Brom fighting to get out of the relegation zone and keep their place in the Premier League for next season, it seems likely that Robinson may not get too many chances to play for the club throughout the rest of the season, in our view.