Cole targets Hammers goals boost

08 November 2010 09:37
Carlton Cole is determined to rediscover his goalscoring touch as he does not want to be saddled with the tag of being the new Emile Heskey.[LNB] The West Ham United striker has scored just once this season and has netted only twice in his last 26 appearances at club level.[LNB]His lack of form in front of goal saw Cole omitted from the last England squad and the 26-year-old is determined to get back into Fabio Capello's plans.[LNB]Cole understands why comparisons have been drawn with Heskey, who has been maligned throughout his career for his lack of goals, despite his overall contribution to the team.[LNB]However, Cole believes he possesses more of a goal threat than the Aston Villa striker and is eager to get back to his best for West Ham.[LNB]"I don't want to be known as a striker who does not score," said Cole in the Daily Mirror. "All I want to do now is to get back to where I was.[LNB]"My game has always been about getting the ball and holding it up and bringing others into play.[LNB]"That's how I got into the England team, it was not about my goals, but my hold-up play.[LNB]"If I can get back to that, and also start scoring some goals on top of that, then I should be a threat in the future.[LNB]"Emile is a really nice guy, but I don't see myself as his type of player. I can do that job, but I really think I am threat as well."

Source: Team_Talk