Benayoun buzzing for Hammers
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yossi Benayoun is pleased to be compared with Eyal Berkovic.
West Ham's creative influence Yossi Benayoun is pleased to be compared with former East End favourite Eyal Berkovic.
The Israeli schemer has evoked memories of his compatriot with a series of eye-catching displays during The Hammers' run into sixth place in the Premiership table.
"For me, it's a very big compliment," he admitted to Sky Sports News. "Eyal Berkovic is one of the best players to come from Israel.
"If I will do some things that he did here, I will be very happy."
The former Racing Santander star is looking forward to a tough assignment against London rivals Arsenal at the weekend.
"I think every game was a big test," he stated. "We went to Newcastle and everybody expected that we were going to lose.
"We went to Fulham and won.
"It is the first game against one of the best and biggest teams in the league and Europe, I think.
"It's a good game for the crowd. In this game, we are not favourites, but we believe in ourselves and believe we can win the game."
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