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Zamora keen to silence critics

07 March 2009 12:31
Bobby Zamora maintains complete confidence in his ability to silence the Fulham boo-boys this season. The striker has endured a difficult debut campaign at Craven Cottage, with his lack of goals regularly seeing him come in for terrace taunts. He has found the target just four times, with a recent strike against West Brom bringing an end to a drought which had lasted 20 matches and more than 29 hours. However, the former West Ham hit-man believes he is a better player than he is being given credit for and is backing himself to hit a purple patch, starting with Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester United. "I didn't go that deep into the stats or even know how many games it was to be honest," Zamora told the Daily Star. "I knew it had been a while, but all strikers go through that. "Peter Crouch went something like 13 games without a goal playing for Liverpool, who are a great attacking team that create a lot of chances. Jermain Defoe has gone through something similar. It's just something that happens to strikers. "I think other people made more of it. I'd say 95 per cent of the fans that go to the games and see the other things I do for the team are behind me. "There are obviously one or two who aren't, but I will win them over 100 per cent, don't worry about that. "I doubt very much I would go on that kind of run again. "If we were to start from scratch tomorrow, it wouldn't happen like that again, I guarantee that. "I've never scored against United, but to do it in the cup would be right up there with the best goals of my career without a shadow of a doubt."

Source: SKY_Sports