Ayew’s confident but doesn’t say why!


andre-ayew-west-ham_3766957Andre Ayew is the latest player to be trotted out on the official website saying precisely what you would expect him to say – that we were okay at Sunderland and he’s confident problems will be sorted before the end of the season.

He doesn’t say how  which would have helped! and I’m not sure how many times I’ve read the “it will be sorted” statements this season.

I understand that this is the sort of stuff which inevitably appears but if somebody is confident it seems natural to ask him why. Ah well.

Normally  I wouldn’t bother  writing about this stuff but I was so offended by what went on at Sunderland I was hoping for answers from the first goalscorer against Sunderland but instead read this:

“I’m confident at the moment and confident for my teammates too. It wasn’t a bad game from us collectively but we’re disappointed to have not taken the three points.

“It was a tough game and we’re disappointed to concede in the last minute. That’s happened a few times now but we’re ready to prepare for Everton and that’s going to be a tough game.

“I think this season has been difficult season in many ways. We just need to work hard to gain confidence ( I thought he had) and when we’re leading, we went back too much and don’t go forward. It happens when you haven’t got the results you have wanted.

“I know we will solve this problem before the end of the season.”

Oh that’s ok then! Sigh!

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • PopRobson says:

    This garbage is written by the PR team I am sure and associated to players on a rotational basis. At least I hope so because they never say what we expect them to….it’s usually more positive than it should be unless it is Nobel.

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  • hammers64 says:

    I like the solved before the end of the season bit given that there are only 5 games left.

  • Travis says:

    You were “so offended” by what happened Saturday.
    Guess what we lost a football match,nothing more,nothing less.

  • Travis says:

    Drew sorry but it changes nothing with all this over the top reactionary whimpering and scowling.Its bloody football so grow up.

  • ironswatch says:

    must be confident on missing an other easy chance

  • canadianhammer says:

    Just blowing smoke. I’m tired of all the players bigging it up to the press with nothing changing on the pitch. Talk’s cheap!

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Who cares,bank holiday,beer,baccy,beaver.Happy days in Lamaland 😁😁

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