A united squad is key, says Fabianski

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Lukasz Fabianski appeared to take a thinly-veiled swipe at former team mate Marko Arnautovic when insisting that the current first team squad are fully "united".

The 33-year-old goalkeeper, who is currently with Manuel Pellegrini and the rest of West Ham's first team squad at their Bad Ragaz training camp insisted that the entire squad were enjoying their time in Switzerland.

And in what appeared to be a dig at the recently-departed Arnautovic, who joined Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG in a EUR25million deal earlier this week, Fabianski insisted it was important that the entire squad were working together.

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"Sometimes maybe you don't think about it or pay too much attention to it, but aside from the quality of the football and all the physical work I think the atmosphere around the group is important," he told whufc.com.

"Sometimes it can make a big difference if you have a united group who has one target and wants to work together and enjoys it as well. That's really good."

Fabianski, who joined the rest of the travelling party on Sunday also maintained that whilst it was important to be happy, hard work is key to the pre-season camp proving a success.

"I've only done a couple of days of training so I need to get used to the demands and the speed of it," added the Polish international.

"I've had quite a long break, almost four weeks, so you need to always put in a lot of hard work during the season to benefit during the season. That's what it's all about.

"The boys have worked really hard and I think they've enjoyed it as well, so hopefully that will be a big bonus for us when the season starts and, from a physical aspect, we will be at the highest level.

"That should be good for us, because it's very important."

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Last week Fabianski was named as the 22nd annual KUMB Player the Year, beating Declan Rice into second place having taken 44 per cent of the vote. He was also named as KUMB's Best Signing of the season, receiving 62 per cent of your votes.

You may see the full results of the 22nd Annaul KUMB Awards, which included 11 categories this year, here.

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