West Ham boss Zola backs Chile star Jimenez to be a big hit for Hammers
25 June 2009 03:37
Gianfranco Zola has backed new signing Luis Jimenez to be a success at West Ham.
The Inter Milan forward has arrived on a season's loan with a view to a possible permanent move.
'I am pleased that it is now official and Luis Jimenez is with us,' Zola said. 'He is one of those players that has the qualities that West Hamsupporters like and I think he will fit very well into our team.'
Zola admitted that the Chilean's enthusiasm during transfer talks convinced him to snap him up.
'I spoke to him about what we are trying to do and he was very excited,' he added.
'That was good to hear because you can tell he just wants to play and do well for West Ham.'