Diamanti praises the fans

Alessandro Diamanti has thanked fans for making him the SBOBET Player of the Month and called on them to reproduce their superb support this Saturday.

The Italian maestro was in sparkling form in February, most notably with his spectacular free-kick that raised the roof in the 2-0 win against Birmingham City and then his man of the match display in the 3-0 triumph against Hull City. He becomes the sixth different winner after Julien Faubert, Zavon Hines, Carlton Cole, Scott Parker (twice) and James Tomkins.

Diamanti is looking for to maintain his progress in his next outing at the Boleyn Ground, when Bolton Wanderers arrive this Saturday. The No32 will also be eager to put right the 3-1 away defeat at the Reebok Stadium last December, when he was again on target for the Hammers - one of seven goals in 22 league and cup appearances.


A firm favourite with the fans, he knows they will be crucial again this weekend. With less than 1,000 seats left, it promises to be a noisy occasion.

"Every game it is important to have the support from all the fans and this Saturday again, is an important match. They are very special. I know that again the support will be 100 per cent and very warm to us. We will try to play for them to win the game."

He will receive his SBOBET Player of the Month award on Saturday afternoon and said he will be eager to keep up his excellent progress since arriving in east London last summer from AS Livorno Calcio.

"I want to say 'Thank you' to all the supporters, to everyone who has voted for me - it is very good for me to know of their support. There are many matches still to go and I will be trying to help the team have more good results in the next few months."