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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.


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