Zarate: “I practice those in training”


Mauro Zarate was celebrating a stunning Irons debut against Crystal Palace and is clearly looking for much more of the same this season.

Talking to the Argentine striker said: “It was a fantastic match for the team

“I’m very happy because we took the three points away from home, so it’s an important result.

“I played behind Carlton and I like that position. It gives me the opportunity to shoot and give passes to my teammates. We played very well and it’s a good win.

“We had many chances in the first half, Ricardo (Vaz Te) had one and I had three maybe.  On a couple of those I didn’t get a great shot away, but I did for the other!

“I think it was the second chance I had and it wasn’t an easy one as the ball dropped, but I took it well and it went in the corner, so I’m very happy.

“We practice volleys in training for that kind of situation and we have to show that in the match.”

He added: “It’s nice to be back in the Premier League. I like it too much to have not come back and I want to take the chance now.

“It’s fantastic to win and play very well, and we have to take that into the next match now.

“If we play like that again we’ll have a great chance of winning against Southampton next week.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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