- Semi Ajayi took time out to answer questions about his Premier League club in the Super Eagles camp
- The defender struggling West Bromwich Albion who sits 19th on the EPL table with nine games to go
- Ajayi expresses confidence that The Baggies will play in the topflight next term despite many already written them off
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West Bromwich Albion are currently swimming in the relegation waters as they occupy the 19th position on the Premier League table with 18 points from 29 appearances.
The Baggies have nine more games left to redeem their own image and remain in the English topflight next campaign.
With so many already written them off, Nigeria international Semi Ajayi believes they have got all it takes to turn their situation around.
So far this season, Sam Allardyce's men have only won three of the 29 games they have played, with 17 ending in losses and nine were drawn.
Meanwhile, it gets trickier for West Brom as they travel to Stamford Bridge to battle Chelsea who are unbeaten since Thomas Tuchel was appointed when club football returns this weekend.
Ajayi insisted that in spite of their struggles, they can still survive the drop when the season wraps up in May. The 27-year-old told the media and reported by Complete Sport:
“It’s not easy – we are desperate right now and we need points as soon as possible. I’d say everyone’s written us off but we definitely haven’t really written ourselves off.
“We are still fighting, we still haven’t given up. We still have belief, we still have hope and it’s just about taking one game at a time, giving our maximum, and seeing where that takes us.
“Hopefully, that will keep us in the Premier League but we definitely haven’t given up.”
Ajayi has made 24 Premier League appearances for West Brom this season with two goals credited to his name. He was also crucial to their progress to the English topflight last term after scoring five times in 45 Championship games.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo may not be available for selection when the Super Eagles file out against Lesotho on Tuesday, March 30.
The 24-year-old who recently helped Rangers to win their first Scottish League title in 10 years was not part of the training the previous day at the Teslim Balogun - the venue for the game.
Reports claim he suffered stomach upset during the session, hence, he may end up not playing a part in the game.