Angelo Ogbonna may well be a defender, but he is hoping that maybe one of his goals will help steer West Ham to Carabao Cup glory.
West Ham haven’t managed to get their hands on a major piece of silverware since winning the League Cup back in 1981, but go up against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur tonight aiming for a place in the last eight of the same competition.
While a number of clubs put out weakened sides in what is regarded as the lesser of the two English cup competitions, Italian defender Angelo Ogbonna is hoping his side can end their trophy drought, and hopes that one of his goals can help to do that.
“Ever since I scored my first cup goal for the club against Liverpool in [the FA Cup in] February 2016, I kept my confidence,” he told whufc.com.
“Since that goal, every time the ball is in the box, I try to do my best, when before I was so sloppy!
“Now, I try to do something to help the team. I believe I will win the ball every time it comes into the penalty area.
“We want to win every competition we enter, but every game in every competition in England is hard. We have a chance to do something good and achieve what we want to achieve, so maybe it can happen in the Carabao Cup this season.”
The 30-year-old has scored six goals in 104 appearances for the Hammers.