‘Sak’ aiming for huge Irons double

Sak clapsDiafra Sakho is one of the very few footballers who can cheer me up on a grey morning!

He’s a guy who always seems to say the right thing and that I believe is because – unlike so many – he means and feels every word.

To have scored a dozen goals in a season when little was expected from a guy who was very much seen as second string signing to Enner Valencia is a tribute to his amazing work ethic and determination.

And this week he was at the Olympic Stadium clearly overwhelmed by his first impressions and looking to grab a personal double.

He told West Ham TV: “It’s beautiful, I’d even say magnificent. I’m eager to play there and pleased with everything that I’ve seen. Everyone dreams of playing there.  I would even like to score the first goal in the new stadium. That would be amazing.

“I hope to score the last goal at Upton Park as well and then the first one here! You have to be ambitious. We play for West Ham, if we’re not ambitious, we won’t be playing at the new Stadium.”

“I can’t even imagine it. It’s going to be something unforgettable. The first day that we step out there, we’re going to feel that we’ve really gone to a new level.

“To go from 35,000 to 54,000 is massive. I think Season Tickets are going to go very quickly this year, that’s for sure.”

All of that may sound like the answer to a public relation man’s name but Sak is a man who says it as he sees it as demonstrated with his attack on the FA earlier this week.

This guy is gonna become one of our legends!


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3 comments on “‘Sak’ aiming for huge Irons double

  1. With Sakho,Valencia,Carroll,Lee and Cole why do we need Adebayor ?
    Let’s look for another Sakho Young hungry and gives 100% not a has been,
    Sakho will be a legend but if BFS stays and Adebayor arrives e will not see Sakho and Valencia because it will be all long ball to the 2 large forwards and Lee will be sent out on loan or sold.

  2. What I love about Sakho is his work rate, commitment to the cause and his passion for being West Ham. His Irons celebration after scoring against Sunderland spoke volumes. All too often we see players going through the motions, not necessarily at West Ham, but there’s a few who need an injection of passion. Take Song for instance, since the turn of the New Year he’s made numerous sloppy passes, rarely tracks back other than a per-functionary jog even after losing the ball or during dangerous attacks. He looks half hearted to me and I hope we don’t give him a permanent contract. Yes he can be amazing at times and when on form has the ability to set up some phenomenal attacks with his vision and passing ability but without the passion in his heart it won’t happen. My view is that since he didn’t get an agreement of £100k weekly his form really dipped. That tells me it’s more about the money than it is about West Ham and that ain’t the West Ham way I know.

  3. Adebayor who? No thanks, another old striker loved by the Genius. A clone of Carroll and Cole. Please stop with this names.

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