‘We have the football language,’ West Ham’s new signing on partnership with £12m man

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Two West Ham United players have been speaking about the start to their new campaign.

West Ham United duo Guy Demel and Diafra Sakho have been speaking to the Hammers’ official website.

Sakho has settled in brilliantly since his arrival this summer, scoring in the League Cup against Sheffield United before forcing an own-goal from Curtis Davies in the 2-2 draw against Hull City on Monday evening.

Speaking about the most recent match against the Tigers, Demel said, “We could have won the game, but we were behind twice so we had to show good character to come back.

“Hopefully that will be the new face of West Ham this season.”

Demel also praised new teammate Sakho, who he credits with scoring the second goal earlier this week.

“I’m happy for Diafra to score his first league goal, and for Enner (Valencia) as well. There are lots of positives.”

Diafra certainly hopes the goal is ultimately given to him, and he also spoke about his burgeoning partnership with £12million man Valencia.

“In training we work together, and even if we don’t speak the same language yet we have the football language,” Sakho said.

“It’s good for me to play with Enner’s type of player. It worked on Monday and we’ll keep working hard in training. I’ll learn more and we will get better in the future.”

It certainly seems West Ham no longer have issues scoring goals, and if their new strikers can stay fit for the entire campaign, there is no telling how effective their partnership will have become by the business-end of the season.

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