Lanzini’s West Ham fan love affair


Lanzini’s West Ham fan love affair show’s no sign of relenting

Lanzini’s West Ham fan love affair

Manuel Lanzni wants  to  celebrate signing his new  contract with the club by enjoying a home win at the London Stadium this afternoon.

The Argentinian will receive thunderous applause as he appears today in front of his adoring Hammers faithful and wants to reward them in the best possible way.

On a day when Michail Antonio leaned that he looks likely to be off for anything up to four months with a terrible hamstring injury the news of Manu’s new deal was the best news possible.

There had been early worries that one of the big clubs could swoop for the player but it was his love of the Hammers and the fans which kept him here.

His form over the last coupe of games has been outstanding when all the old flair and creativity we saw before his injury has been back on display.

And he has made it clear in his first interview since signing that his love of the fans that played a big part in his decision to remain at the club.

Indeed said on the club’s official website that passion of the Claret and Blue Army reminds him of the ‘crazy’ fans of his boyhood club River Plate.

He said: “I love the fans! The West Ham fans are so crazy and so passionate. People in Argentina are the same and we love this. I think they love me, and it makes it easy for me.

“West Ham fans are so passionate, they remind me of fans in Argentina. If you lose, everyone is sad, but this passion is good for us because it reminds me of my country and reminds me of River Plate.”

“I’m excited to play again because I think we are good now. We got the three points from the last game and we stayed at a good level and we need to win at home.”

Lanzini believes London Stadium is becoming a real advantage for the Hammers adding: “The stadium is amazing. This gives West Ham another level.

I speak with other players and they look at the stadium and they say ‘it’s unbelievable’. We need to stay all together to play very good games in this stadium.

“I’m feeling very well. I trained all pre-season, I’m 100 per cent and I’m working hard. I really needed the pre-season as before it was difficult because I never finished the pre-season and now I think I am ready for this 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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  • mark wiggins says:

    Well done Manuel , yes the fans do love you I am so happy you signed a new contract . Let’s go out there and play a great game today and get the 3 points . COYI ⚒

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