Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Champ boosted by recent improvement


Filed: Thursday, 11th October 2018
By: Staff Writer


The reigning British Open champion and Ryder Cup star Francesco Molinari says he has been thoroughly enthused by the "exciting" football offered by Manuel Pellegrini's new-look West Ham.

The 35-year-old is a self-confessed supporter of Milan's Inter and also West Ham, who he has been following for almost a decade. Recently he teamed up with United captain Mark Noble at a Pro-Am event, from where he gave his verdict on the current squad.

Embed from Getty Images


"It was a tough start to the season, but they’ve managed to turn it around," said the Italian. "It’s exciting to see the kind of football that Pellegrini wants to play. They’re trending in the right direction so hopefully a good season ahead.

"I started following West Ham when I moved to England in 2009. Gianfranco Zola was the manager and we’re quite good friends, so I started following him and getting to know more about the club. I just kept following them from there."

And with regards to Noble's golfing credentials, Molinari tactfully blamed the wind for one or two wayward shots - even though he admitted to enjoying the experience of playing alongside the West Ham captain.

"It was great to play with Mark," he added. "We had fun and it was nice to meet for the first time.

"Obviously I’ve been following the Hammers for a few years now and it’s nice to meet a club legend like him. He hit some decent shots; it wasn’t easy with the breeze but the most important thing was to have a nice day."





Related News

   arrow   Champ boosted by recent improvement [11th Oct 2018]
   arrow   One World Cup and a British Open [23rd Jul 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Hammer named in Team of the Week
Manuel Lanzini has been named in WhoScored's Team of the Week....more
Three Years Ago
Tomkins, Gold, Bilic & Carroll: Sunday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media round-up!...more
Five Years Ago
Man Utd v West Ham Utd: live
Adrian San Miguel del Castillo is poised to make his Premier League debut for West Ham United after ...more