West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho has made a very honest admission about his language problems.
The 24-year-old has revealed that he failed to understand the fans’ 'he scores when he wants' song until teammate Ricardo Vaz Te explained it to him.
‘I didn't understand it at the beginning, but I asked Ricardo Vaz Te and he translated it for me’, the summer signing told West Ham’s official website.
‘I'm really touched by them saying that all the time. It makes me happy to hear that and gives me even more motivation to score. I'll always try to give them that, if I can’.
Sakho has become a popular figure among the West Ham fans since his summer move from French club Metz. The Senegal international has scored six goals in seven Premier League appearances so far this season, while creating five chances.
The form of the striker has been a key reason behind West Ham’s truly great start to the 2014-15 Premier League campaign. Sam Allardyce’s side are currently fourth in the table with 16 points from nine matches.
West Ham defeated defending English champions Manchester City 2-1 at home in the league on Saturday, with Sakho scoring what proved to be the winning goal in the 75th minute.
However, the former Metz star has remained modest about his achievement and said: ‘We know that after Saturday there's still a long, long way to go - as I always say - but we're trying to bag all the points that we can.
‘We're trying to keep it going and that's really pleasing. My teammates on Saturday inspired me and so I dream big. When it ends, I'll accept that. But we're going to slog away to continue it’.
West Ham are back in action on Saturday when they take on Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League.