t was great to see that Simone Zaza’s performances improved during October but we really need him to find his shooting boots soon.
I appreciate that it is tough to play in the Premier League. It’s certainly more physical over here than in Italy and Spain and players need to adjust but we’re now in November and he still hasn’t scored for us. You’d hope if the performances are improving, he is growing in confidence and the goals will come.
I know Slaven Bilic warned it would take Zaza time to settle but I’m sure even he didn’t foresee Zaza’s lack of goals.
One or two goals, however, would give him a massive boost and would add to the confidence of the players and the fans. Th e problem Zaza has is West Ham will, according to his agent and father, have an obligation to buy the striker for £20m in he plays 10 games.
If this is true, he only has a few games left to show us what he can do and ultimately the answer of whether or not he stays is down to what happens on the pitch and how many goals he scores. Strikers are judged on their goals so he really needs to start scoring now.
You always want the rest of the team to chip in with goals every now and again but at the moment our midfield and even defence are scoring all our goals and this can’t keep happening. You really feel once he scores one, he will go on to score plenty and show us why Bilic rates him.