Zarate prepares for new season


zarateForgotten Hammer Mauro Zarate has shown his commitment for a fresh start by posting a photo of himself in West Ham training proclaiming in Spanish ‘Preparando motores para una nueva pretemporada !!!’  meaning ‘Preparing engines for a new season !!!’ The 28 year Argentina is hoping for a new start under new manager Slaven Bilic after a miserable loan at QPR which saw injuries and a fine of two weeks wages for going AWOL.

Zarate could get his chance two weeks from today when West Ham face their first leg in the Europa League first qualifying round 1st leg. The draw for the first round of Europa League is on Monday lunchtime.

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  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    I believe Slav is a fair man so it’s up to you Mauro prove to us you are a great player and have a great season.

  • bubs says:

    Totally down to his fitness and attitude,
    Not doubt he has the ability to be really good,
    But he will have to be patient as we have a very good squad and more arriving if rumours are true

  • ChickenRunner says:

    We will need him for the early europa matches i expect.If we dont reinforce soon we are going to have a very light squad going into those matches.Our squad showed how thin it was last season.Need reinforcements big time 😉

  • kevin says:

    The translation actually is ,,, ” preparing engines for a new Pre-season ”
    Hope he can his act together because he is a very good player . We will need all the talent we muster in Europe and the long season ahead .

  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    Blimey Kev you’re a revelation astute observations and correcting the translator,nice one lol

  • kevin says:

    Muchas Gracias amigo . Tenemos una temporada muy importante por Delante.
    Se Zarate esta en condiciones major todo via .

    Venga Los Hammer ….. That was fun . Haahha . Love Speaking Spanish .

  • Rads says:

    Bloody hell Kev,careful,we will have you & bubs speaking spanish to eachother on here soon,lol.Can you speak Italian for Matte as well 😀 All down to Zarate now.Hippos gone,so no excuses.Show Slav what you have got or jog on.Last chance saloon 😉

  • Quickdraw Slaven a party says:

    Haha I’m.very impressed Kev,ahem now I’ve been to Google.
    As for Zarate at 28 it’s time he acted like a man and no sulking then he can shine.

  • bubs says:

    Kevin you after my job or using Google,be careful as Latin Spanish is slightly different to European Spanish ,
    Which ever alien has taken over Kevin,s body I like him
    spoonie where are you we need your imput

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