Cole: “I have to be a workhorse”

Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole

Carlton Cole admits he has to be a workhorse but admits he didn’t really get a sniff against Spurs.

The loyalist striker declared: “I just have to really try up there and be a workhorse really and if I get a sniff of a chance I have to try and take them

“We try and create chances and try to score and for me if I don’t score or miss a chance then it is disappointing, but I didn’t really get that chance against Spurs.”

He believes the one-up system will improve as the season gets going despite the regular criticism of the manager’s approach.

He claimed: “Sometimes you can get a bit isolated in a game, but that is when you need your support to come up. As the boys get fitter, I will get more support as the season goes on.”

“We created a lot of chances, but we couldn’t quite finish them off and then came the sucker punch.”

He also claimed the James Collins sending off was “soft” but said:  I am not going to blame the ref, that is just the way the game goes sometimes.

He told “Hopefully we don’t make the same mistakes again. We need to get this loss out of the system, get this disappointment out of the way and we now need to look forward to a brighter beginning to the season.”

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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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  • Michael Miller says:

    When he says ‘Workhorse’ he actually means ‘Carthorse’ – he was absolutely dire against Tottenham!

    • philtheiron says:

      Couldn’t agree more!
      When some people moan about the lack of support for cole when he receives the ball they fail to realise that the rest of the team don’t expect cole to be able to hold onto the ball. At the end of the day cole’s second touch is a tackle!

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