Search

Behrami aiming for a Euro fight

PUBLISHED: 14:47 14 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:32 05 October 2010

NEW signing Valon Behrami has told his West Ham team-mates to let their football do the talking as they chase European qualification this season. Swiss international Behrami is the lone big-name signing to arrive at Upton Park this summer following a £5mi

NEW signing Valon Behrami has told his West Ham team-mates to let their football do the talking as they chase European qualification this season.

Swiss international Behrami is the lone big-name signing to arrive at Upton Park this summer following a £5million move from Lazio last month.

Despite the lack of new additions, Behrami is convinced the club can improve on last year's 10th place finish.

He said: "I think West Ham have the possibility to push on from last year and definitely improve - but we have only to work and not so much talk.

"Maybe if everything goes right for us we can spring a surprise this season."

The versatile has made four pre-season appearances since joining the Hammers and has played on the right flank, in central midfield and also at right-back.

Behrami looks certain to start at full-back against Wigan this weekend and he admits he is happy to play anywhere for his new club.

"I just prefer to play - and then where the manager wants me," he said. "When I have the option, then its midfielder, but the more important thing is to play."

Even Hammers boss Alan Curbishley is unsure where Behrami will settle within the team this season but he is delighted to have the talented all-rounder at his disposal.

"He'll play where we have to play him and that's one of the main reasons why I brought him in," said Curbishley.

Latest East London Sports News

Continental League Cup: West Ham Women 7 Crystal Palace 0

Yesterday, 14:00

Sporting Bengal United manager Imrul Gazi was pleased to hand a number of youngsters another chance to impress in their 1-1 draw with Clapton.

Yesterday, 12:00

Bethnal Green's Repton Boxing Club had double reason to cheer at the England Boxing Women's Winter Box Cup at Guildford Spectrum.

Yesterday, 10:00

Leyton Orient interim head coach Ross Embleton believes Sam Sargeant is now ready to challenge Dean Brill for the number one spot, writes Jacob Ranson.

Tue, 16:00

East London scored nine tries in a resounding 51-5 victory over bottom club Basildon at the Memorial Ground on Saturday.

Tue, 12:00

Millwall continued their league season with a narrow 19-13 victory over Harwich and Dovercourt on the weekend.

Tue, 09:00

Leyton Orient defender Jamie Turley admitted everyone knows they must now fight for a place in the team after interim head coach Ross Embleton made a number of changes in the last two fixtures.

Hammers boss Pellegrini's job in danger after dismal defeat to the Gunners

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists