Ashley Fletcher caught everybody’s eye on a dark dark Hammers night and made it crystal clear afterwards he can’t wait to play more games.
Speaking to the official site after the time was dumped out of Europe he declared: “It is a sickener for a massive club to go out at this early stage and we are all disappointed. It wasn’t our night. I had a great chance which I should have scored and other players have had chances.
“I cannot put my finger on why it happened and it is hard to accept, but we have to move on. We felt in the first leg that we didn’t put on a performance that we are capable of, but it was a positive result. We came back to the London Stadium expecting to play them off the park, but it didn’t turn out like that and it wasn’t our night.
“We will go again on Sunday and try to do our best in the league and the other cup competitions.”
Fletcher was the best Hammer on display and said: “It is a small thing that I can take from the game, but it is a team effort and unfortunately we have not got the right result. I am just happy to get out there and get more minutes under my belt and show the West Ham fans what I am about. Hopefully I can put the next one away.”
As a former Man United player the striker would love nothing more than to put it across City on Sunday and said: “I watched that game last year and it was a massive win for West Ham. Hopefully we can go up there and repeat it.
Having played for United, it would be nice for me to put one over City as well! I am sure the United fans will want me to do that, as well as the West Ham fans and it is a game I am looking forward to.
“I am loving my time here and the players, staff and fans have made me feel very welcome. I cannot wait to show the West Ham fans what I can do. I have settled in really well and cannot wait to play more games.”
Sounds like a well-balanced lad.
He was outstanding last night and deserved to score. We must keep him in the squad and NOT loan him out.
Great attitude from a player who can definitely bring magic to the side. Just hope he’s given plenty of opportunity. He’ll do the business.
His exuberance shames the Sak all the more.
Sak has a long, long journey back if at all…. providing Slav doesn’t go soft on him…. which is a bit joker’s wild these days!
Looked solid when he came on, why was valencia put on instead of him!? madness!! first half we missed the spark in midfield…the payets, lanzinis etc…and second we missed the clinical finisher. lets hope this guy and zaza can add to it. sadly, dont think calleri will cut it at this level. i have watched him a few times now and cant even see the basic signals to say he will settle in and net a few once he gets going. doesnt look good enough imo.
I do still think it is early doors 1990. Of course it is great when players hit the ground running, but I think both Calleri and Tore need to be given more time, with latter playing on left…
The back room performed miracles on donkey Jelavic, who was scoring great goals by the end….of course, how many chances does one give?…
Could we do any worse then to throw him in from the start,
Slav can sub him if it’s not working out,
Calleri is firing blanks and may be if the pressure is taken off he will come good coming on,
Valencia is not worthy of a shirt on Sunday and we don’t need him picking up an injury before we sell him
I would play Fletcher up top
Payet Lanzini Antonio
Kouyate Noble or Obiang
Mansuka Oggy Burke or Oxford Byram
Bench Calleri Collins Browne Tore Randolf and one from the walking dead