Ian Wright gives Jelavic both barrels

WrightyIan Wright has lambasted West Ham striker Nikicia Jelavic claiming the Irons fans need a lot more than the Croatian striker at the moment.

The former striker was in no mood to watch his Ps and Qs and let Jelavic have it with both barrels when speaking on Radio Five’s 6o6 programme.

He said: “I saw him (Jelavic) at Rangers and he looked pretty sharp, and then he went to Everton and had this little flurry [of goalscoring].

“I don’t see too much pace, too much skill or too much power in the air, and he doesn’t hold it up particularly well. In the current climate, the West Ham fans need a lot more than Nikica Jelavic.

“He’s nicked a couple of moves off the back of that little blue spell at Everton, and he’s very lucky that he’s ended up at West Ham.”


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3 comments on “Ian Wright gives Jelavic both barrels

  1. He had **** poor balls played to him,he worked twice as hard as Zarate,he is short of football playing time,and some how he has not got injured,
    You did not tell us what you would have done,it’s always easy sitting in your warm pundit home ripping people apart,if he had put way one of his few chances he would be a hero,
    Enner was not ready in Slavs eye ( good enough for me )
    We did not loose,

    • it’s rare that I disagree with your analysis Bubs but I think you’ve got it wrong this time.

      He was always going to be a bit part player, so when called upon he should be ready. He’ll never get that many opportunities so you could always make the short of playing time argument. Besides, he’s had enough cameos this season to do better than he did.

  2. if you held the view as I do that Jelavic came in to be the replacement for Carlton Cole, then I’m not sure that he’s really letting anyone down so far.
    i wasnt expecting goals, or for him to show blistering pace, or to create too much – and he hasn’t!!! from what I’ve seen of him, he looks the sort of player who wants it into feet, for him to turn and play someone running beyond him in. Didnt get many of those balls on the weekend, nor were many running on past him!
    until we can afford to recruit a couple more genuine goalscorers I think he’s going to carry on as Plan C.

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