“I want to prove I can play with the new strikers”

ColeCarlton Cole is determined to show he’s no West Ham back number.

Many believed the striker’s day was done with the arrival of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho but the old campaigner proved otherwise w ith a late appearance against Manchester United last weekend.

And the addition of two exciting strikers with Andy Carroll in waiting seems to be firing the Irons loyalist up.

He told www.whufc.com “Since I’ve been here I’ve played with a host of strikers and when you’ve got young, exciting players coming through you want to prove you can play with them as well.

“It’s good that they’ve started off their West Ham careers so well and it’s only positive for the team. There’s a challenge for the places up there, which means everyone knows they need to be on their toes to stay in the squad.”



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4 comments on ““I want to prove I can play with the new strikers”

  1. Carlton give it a rest.you are crap and past it.move on and stop wasting a place a real footballer could take.

  2. Hi mate, I must confess that I don’t always totally agree with some of your comments but I must admit that where calton Cole is concerned you are so spot on the money!
    The sooner he is moved on the better! Being a nice guy or very loyal just doesn’t cut it at a premiership club on the rise. Oh and when he/we are finally put out of our misery he should take Vaz te with him! COYI!

  3. I would not have put it in those terms, but Rugby is right.Time for the changing of the guard at Upton Park.There are better options than Carlton Cole I’m happy to say.

  4. Mostly true,but why use such fierce language about a player who has given no less than 100% for us every game he has played in,and still does.It is not his call whether he should be moved on or not.He has scored some important goals for us,although i agree he has never been a prolific striker,but Vaz is different,he still has the ability to be used as a good impact sub.C.O.Y.I.

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