Friendly Game Results
West Ham United 3-0 Astra Giurgiu
Goal Scorers: Cole (X1) Borriello (X1) Lee (X1)
- Carlton Cole
I'm happy with the way that we played in our first pre-season game,we attacked from the off and we duly deserved our win. I thought the lads were excellent, they made ice cool decisions when all the ball and took the game to Astra Giurgiu. Like I said, this was only our first game in pre-season but it is always nice to start with a win. Hopefully we can carry on in this manner throughout the rest of the pre-season games, and then apply it all when it comes down to the real games!
Yeovil Town 1-1 West Ham United
Goal Scorer: Borriello (X1)
- Marco Borriello
I can't say that I am happy with drawing against a team of Yeovil's nature, and I have to be really honest here we were lucky to come away from there with a draw. Yes, it was only pre-season so it doesn't matter that we got a draw, but the way we played was shocking, we were giving the ball away far too easily and not chasing down their team when we did lose it. That enabled them to have loads of possession and shots, which if they would have scored them all, they would have been out of sight by half-time. I guess all we can do, is focus for the next game and I hope we improve.
West Ham United 1-2 Borussia Monchengladbach
Goal Scorer: Vaz Te (X1)
- Joe Cole
There's not much that I can say about this game to be honest apart from that when we actually did have chances, we just couldn't put them away and Gladbach did. We had more possession throughout the game, and we also had more shots but we couldn't put the ball in the back of the net. In all fairness, Gladbach didn't play that bad but I don't think they derserved to win the game on a whole. Maybe a draw was more of a fair result than them taking a win, it was only a friendly, it counts for nothing and is just used to gain match fitness ahead of the new season! In that area, I am happy with how well, the team are progressing, they seem to have an attitude where they aren't afraid to take on anything I just hope that will continue!
West Ham United 2-3 Toulouse FC
Goal Scorers: Downing (X1) C Cole (X1)
- Mohamed Diame
This game was a little bit like the game against Yeovil, Toulouse and had a game plan, and they executed it perfectly. They knew how to break us down and take advantage of our weak links in the team, I was a little bit disappointed, but that's football you win some, you lose some. We're getting closer to the start of the season, all the players look up for it and are ready to show everyone what they can achieve. I am looking forward to it myself (more nervous) but I know if the team sticks together than we might be able to go places this season!
Cheltenham Town 1-5 West Ham United
Goal Scorers: Vaz Te (X1) C Cole (X1) J Cole (X2)
- Joe Cole
Wow! Our biggest win of pre-season for the lads. I couldn't be happier with the way we played, it was by far the best we have played throughout the whole of pre-season. We had double the amount of shots that Chelenham had and we had 10% more possession than them. Overall, it was a solid display from my lads, and I really hope for more of the same if we are going to do well this season!
Burton Albion 1-2 West Ham United
Goal Scorers: Batshuayi (X1) C Cole (X1)
- Carlton Cole
Burton were never in the game and we dominated them from the first whistle to the last whistle. There is not much that can be said about this game apart from that we took some of our chances. We obviously didn't take all of them or the scoreline would have been a lot bigger, but we didn't need to. Burton were poor all over the park, i'm just glad we got the win!
West Ham United 1-1 Atletico Madrid
Goal Scorer: Taylor (X1)
- Matty Taylor
Even though we didn't come away with a win from this game, I am happy to take the draw. Madrid are an amazing side when on top form, so to take the game to them is great from our point of view. So, that's it the warm up games have been played and I thought we had some good games and points in there. But obviously it wasn't perfect but what is? We will keep striving to achieve a near perfect game and I can't wait for the season to start!