Behrami out to silence critics
West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami is eager to return to full fitness in order to silence his critics.
Last Updated: 20/10/10 1:44pm
West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami is eager to return to full fitness in order to silence critics who have questioned his commitment.
The Switzerland international saw a transfer to Roma fall through in the summer and at the time he admitted his disappointment that he did not move to Italy.
Behrami then suffered a knee ligament injury in mid-September and is working at West Ham's Chadwell Heath training ground to regain 100 per cent fitness.
The 25-year-old was an unused substitute against Wolves last weekend as he edges towards a return, but it has still been questioned whether he wants to be at West Ham.
Behrami, though, told his club's official website: "It is very important for me to get back to playing. A lot of things have been written and said.
"The only place I can prove my commitment is on the pitch and I am here for that. I have maybe only played 90 minutes this season in two games.
"I don't want to be seen to be always talking about it. I want to demonstrate what I can do for the team.
"West Ham fans are passionate. They are here to see the team getting better and whoever plays, they get behind.
"If I play and provided I give 100 per cent, they will be happy. If not, they will let me know and that is right."