As West Ham face Hull City in the Premier League this weekend who better to hear from than Robert Snodgrass, West Ham’s new star man and former Hull player.
The Scot is still Hull’s top scorer this term. It will be strange to for him to play against the club he was desperately helping to survive earlier this season. But with his deadly delivery and sweet left-foot you would not be at all surprised if he put a dent in Hull’s survival bid with a goal or assist this weekend.
To preview the game West Ham conducted and published an interview with Snodgrass on their website, which can be seen below.
A win at Hull City would also give everyone at West Ham United a big boost, wouldn’t it?
“Yeah, I think there have only been one or two games since I’ve been here when I’ve thought we have not really been in the game, and that was Bournemouth and the first half against Leicester.
“In the other games, I feel we’ve done really well in the games but not got the points we required, so we need to get back to winning ways. Especially away from home, we’ve done well, so we need to try and win and kick on towards the end of the season.”
And you’ll be going back to the club where you spent the last two-and-a-half seasons, Hull City…
“Yes, it will be a weird sort of feeling, but as soon as that whistle goes it’s down to that nitty-gritty and doing as well as I can and trying to get three points. It’s not different from any other game.
“I want to do well in every game I play, it doesn’t matter who it’s against. It’s all about doing well for your teammates and being that driving force and trying to help them. That’s all it’s about. As an individual, you’re part of a puzzle which needs to come together on the day.”
Did you know you are still Hull’s leading goalscorer this season with nine?
“I’ve scored goals everywhere I’ve been – 14 one season for Leeds – and since I was at Hull, this season was the best in terms of goals. That’s likely because I got a full pre-season in for the first time, having had a long-term injury.
“It was pleasing to be the to goalscorer as a midfielder, but everything happens for a reason. I got the chance to play for a club like West Ham and I jumped at the chance to try and develop my career.”
Hull are going well under Marco Silva, particularly at home, aren’t they?
“We’re going to need to be at our very best. They’ve got some great players and I think, because I’ve been there, that they work so hard behind the scenes and are a hard-working team.
“They’ve not really got the results they deserve in the first part of the season, in my honest opinion. We played really well in stages, but never got the results. They’ve managed to get those results over the last couple of months, especially at home they’ve been very good.”
The rest of the West Ham squad will do well to heed the warning from the former Hull man. Snodgrass knows that his former side will be well up for the match; they’ll be desperate to claim all the points and West Ham need to be ready.
On a personal level, Snodgrass will be itching to net his first goal for the Hammer’s and really announce himself to the West Ham faithful. Scoring at the home of his former club would be some place to do it.