Marlon welcomes competition
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marlon Harewood does not feel Carlos Tevez will put him under any more pressure.
Marlon Harewood does not feel the arrival of Carlos Tevez at West Ham will put him under any more pressure to perform.
The Hammers pulled off a notable transfer coup when landing Tevez from Corinthians and big things are expected of the Argentine star.
West Ham are well stocked in the striking department, with Carlton Cole, Dean Ashton, Teddy Sheringham and Bobby Zamora competing with Harewood and Tevez for places in the side.
Harewood is relishing the prospect of working with Tevez and claims he and fellow new boy Javier Mascherano have been made to feel welcome.
"I have watched them on TV and they look good," Harewood told Sky Sports News. "But in training you can tell how good a player is and he (Tevez) is very good. He will bring a lot of quality to West Ham."
Harewood is determined to take full advantage and learn from The Hammers' new signings.
"You learn from everybody, every player is different," added Harewood. "When a player like that comes in you watch and admire him and try to do the things he does.
"We have got a great bunch of lands and they have fitted in straight away. We don't have any grudge players, we go out and enjoy our training and games and they have settled into that straight away."
With competition increasing, Harewood could be forgiven for fearing for his place, but he is not concerned by the arrival of Tevez.
"My position was under threat before those two came," he stressed. "It is not about them.
"If it goes normally, they will have to work to get in the team so it is not about me.
"We have got a fantastic squad and everyone is fighting for positions."