In-form Fab humbled by Aussie response


Fabianski humbled by Aussie response

Łukasz Fabiański has been talking about the passion of West Ham supporters ahead of their game against Perth Glory later this morning.

But he disappopinted many of them as he made three fantastic saves against Perth Glory after we had taken a two goal lead Down Under.

First he kept out two fine headers and low shot before finally being beaten by an own goal De Silva after an own goal from Lachman and a Scamacca penalty had given us a two goal lead.

The first goal was very unlucky as far as  Chesters was concerned because he had seen his shot flying into goal before a deflection from the Perth keeper.

Fabianski meanwhile was forced to make three tremendous saves at the other end as Glory took over in the last 15 minutes before being beaten by a superb header as the Irons went in at the end of the first half 2-1 in front.

However, earlier he had commented on the Aussie fans saying “I’ve been a little surprised actually. Not with the love we’ve been shown, because you can feel that everywhere we go from the West Ham fans, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the number of fans we’ve seen out here. I didn’t realise that the Club had such a huge fanbase out here, but it’s been great to see.

“West Ham is a family Club. We, as players, have such a good connection with the fans and that is so important. The fans are so real. They are connected to the Club in a way that is so different to any other club I’ve been at.

“For me, when we won the UEFA Europa Conference League and then we had the parade the day after, the emotions and love I felt from the fans that day shows the purity of feeling these fans have for this Club.”

On being asked about whether or not this could be his last season, he replied: “I love every single day, being out there on the pitch. I still feel like I can push myself and I believe I’m at a good level in terms of coping physically and mentally, from a goalkeeping point of view. I still feel good, and I love being around the Club and the boys, and I love the atmosphere of playing football.

“Sometimes there are days, and moments, when you look back and reflect on things, but I think football is that type of sport where you have a lot of games always coming up and each one is a new, different challenge. The time to really reflect on it all will be when I retire.

“I don’t think there is a set age. There is a common opinion that once you reach a certain age then everyone expects you to be thinking about retirement. I don’t approach that in that way. I am just enjoying my football. I’m not setting an age. I believe I’ve still got a few good years in me and I’m physically in a good state.”

Top man Fab !

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