West Ham youngster Martin Samuelsen has revealed he has been getting tips of Dimitri Payet as he looks to improve his game and break into the first team.
In an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Blowing Bubbles Monthly, Samuelsen said that the welcome he received from senior players such as Kevin Nolan made the bedding-in process a more comfortable one.
“Dmitri [Payet]’s one of the other new arrivals too, so maybe that’s helped a bit – there’s quite a few of us in the same boat, so I’m not on my own,” he revealed.
During a photocall organised by the club’s official outfitters Apsley Tailors, Blowing Bubbles’ Julian Shea also spoke to West Ham’s battling midfielder Cheikou Kouyate who said that an inability to get out of the blocks quickly enough was the reason for the team’s homesickness this season, and that he shared fans’ frustration.
Elsewhere in the October issue of the magazine, Sky Sports’ Bianca Westwood admits she cannot wait for Michail Antonio to get a run in the starting line-up.
“I saw him play a lot in the Championship for Nottingham Forest… He is powerful, has got bags of pace and can play on the wing or just behind the striker. Even when Nottingham Forest lost, I was always reporting for Soccer Saturday that he was Forest’s best player.”
West Ham World’s very own James Jones also also asks whether or not Victor Moses will finally live up to the hype (page 16), while there are also very interesting articles asking if Andy Carroll is now drinking in the very last chance saloon and if James Tomkins has done enough to become our main right back.
Blowing Bubbles also explores how the Rugby World Cup has given West Ham fans a huge hint of the future in our new home and how Matthew Etherington’s story proves we can all battle with our demons