James Tomkins was unveiled as captain for tomorrow’s Europa league opener and revealed his excitement at today’s press conference with stand in manager Terry Westley.
“I’m very excited to play in Europe. It’s my first time, and to be captain is obviously a huge honour.” said Tomkins
“Not many teams can sell out a Europa League fixture, but we have and that’s excellent. It shows the passion our fans have for Europe.”
“I’ve met Slaven. He’s obviously a very popular figure here at West Ham and I’m looking forward to working with him.”
“Normally I’d be on holiday, but I’d much rather be playing. To be back from injury is fantastic and I can’t wait to get going again.”
“As this is the last season at Upton Park we want to make it as special as possible, the Europa League is a great way of doing that.”