Sunderland striker, Victor Anichebe, has admitted he is now a target for defenders in the English Premier League, since he moved to the Stadium of Light.
The Nigerian has been in fine form for the Black Cats, helping them win four matches in the last seven.
Anichebe has scored three goals so far this season and insists he is not worried about the attention he is getting from opposition teams now.
“It is becoming a lot more difficult, when I first came into the side teams didn’t know what to expect,” Anichebe told Sunderland Echo.
“They are trying to stop our left-hand side of attack. That is why I switch sides sometimes because teams are ready for us and are a lot more aggressive with me.
“I am used to it – I just have to be ready. Every game is tough. They are doubling up on me, but that is part and parcel of the game. It is a compliment as well. Whenever there is a battle, I will be ready for it.
“We are good down the left-hand side, but sometimes I feel we need to switch it around more.
“As the manager implements more of his plans, that is what we will be, more fluid.
“Teams are watching us and know they need to stop that side. That is a compliment.
“If we can work across both sides, it will free up more space for everybody.”