Yossi delighted with start
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yossi Benayoun insists he has silenced his critics since joining West Ham.West Ham ace Yossi Benayoun insists he has silenced the critics which claimed he was not Premiership calibre.
The Israeli has been instrumental in The Hammers' bright start to the new season since his arrival for just £2.5 million from Racing Santander.
Some doubted his ability to settle in England, but he has soon proved them wrong.
"The football is more aggressive in England and I enjoy that more," said Benayoun.
"A lot of people have talked about my size and when I first joined West Ham they said that I wouldn't be strong enough for the English league.
"But I go in for every tackle and as the fans have seen, I can win headers as well. The manager has given me a lot of confidence so I can play without pressure.
"I am enjoying every moment of it at West Ham. The supporters are great and the players are all good guys with a good spirit for the team."