Yarmolenko’s pledge

Andriy Yarmelenko has promised to turn his back on a difficult season at Borussia Dortmund and give everything to West Ham United.

In his first interview, he told www.whufc.com: “I am happy to join West Ham United. West Ham is a big club with great fans. I cannot promise them I am the second (Lionel) Messi, but I can promise one thing, which is that I will be giving them my all on the football pitch.

“I will give all my energy and do everything for the team to win games. I will give my all to help the team to win as many matches as possible and, with any luck, to win trophies too.”

Having moved to Dortmund from Dynamo Kyiv in the summer of last season he added: “Personally, my year with Borussia Dortmund turned out to be quite tough.

“For the first six months, I think I looked OK. But then there was an injury in the second half of the season, and I couldn’t add to my account.”

He continued: “The Premier League is, not even one of the best, but the best league in the world. It is difficult to play in it, so it will be very interesting for me to see my abilities in England.

“Of course, for any footballer, it is better to play in big matches. There is a real chance to show yourself, and that is actually why I transferred to the Premier League. I will be trying to make our supporters as happy as possible.

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7 comments on “Yarmolenko’s pledge

  1. I like this guy already , sounds like he wears his heart on his sleeve , exactly what we need a fighter . I hope he regains his best form , if so he is a great signing ! Just Anderson now and we will have some real attacking threat. COYI ⚒

  2. I love the conviction – let’s hope he rediscovers his best form.

  3. Good signing. if he gets back to the form he once had we’ve got ourselves an outstanding player at a bargain price.

  4. This guy looks good; check out his “crazy skills” video on YouTube (https://youtu.be/LopeCOuZGF8) – and this was supposed to be a “poor season”…. !! England out of World Cup but I already excited about our season ahead. COYI

  5. West Ham granted work permit for Felipe Anderson as they prepare to announce record-breaking £40m deal for winger

  6. Pellegrini was probably ‘the marquee (non-playing) signing’ we have made for years. While he is at West Ham, he will get the best of our incumbent players, U23’s, plus attracting the interest from a number of very good players, especially if we do well in the up-coming season.
    His proclivity for attacking football will really excite our fans; the 5-6 signings to date have all been carefully considered; we should be able to break the top 10 this season, but could even do better with a bit of luck.

  7. We need a good start to the season . Away to Liverpool isn’t the ideal game to start the 2018/19 campaign but if we can achieve something positive then maybe we will be in the top half of the table over the Christmas period . Would be nice to be looking up instead of over our shoulders and below . Could be , as Max says above ; our Marquee signing is Pellegrini .

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