Odemwingie vows to respond
Striker rues red card against Fulham
Last Updated: September 16, 2012 4:45pm
Peter Odemwingie: Shown straight red for kicking out at Sascha Riether
Peter Odemwingie says he will learn from his mistakes after seeing red in West Brom's first defeat of the season.
The Nigerian striker was shown a straight red card for lashing out at Fulham's Sascha Riether in the first half after the Baggies had fallen behind at Craven Cottage.
The 31-year-old fronted up to the media after the game to air his regrets over the dismissal, which struck a sour note in what had been a good start to Steve Clarke's tenure as West Brom manager.
"It made things harder for my team. One man advantage is a big advantage," rued the former Lille and Lokomotiv Moscow man.
"Hopefully when I come back playing I will compensate my team with some good actions and contributions to the next win.
"As a team we need to bounce back. We are a united group and I had encouragement from my team-mates to forget about it. I will be more worried if it happened more often than one or two times in my career."
Odemwingie will now serve a three-match ban but is keen to keep his cool when he does return to action.
"It is something I will learn and hopefully it won't repeat itself and next time I play in an important game for the club, I hope I remember this even if someone provokes me or not," he said.
"I'll try to keep my cool and not react. I feel it was too harsh. I didn't lead with my studs, I just wanted to foul because I felt there was a foul against me that wasn't noticed when I wasn't far from the linesman.
"That moment happens, it doesn't happen often, but for some reason I lost my temper and I regret it. Now I'm thinking about bouncing back for my team."