Chambers highlights team effort

The 20-year-old is targeting a run in the Cup
West Ham defender Leo Chambers praised the team effort behind the Hammers’ 4-0 win over Exeter City U21 on Wednesday 2 December.

Chambers put it a dominant display at centre-back, and was crucial in securing his side a clean sheet, their second in consecutive games.

Reflecting on the match, Chambers said: “It was a good performance, we scored a very early goal which put us on the front foot and it was a good start for us.

“Clean sheets are always good for defenders but it was a whole team effort, I’ve always said that clean sheets don’t come by accident. The starting XI all worked hard and so did the subs, we all grafted and got our rewards.

“Even though we won 4-0, they did have a few chances, especially at 2-0. Credit to Sam because he made some vital saves, 4-0 was an excellent result.”

The victory, over a spirited and experienced Exeter outfit, was the Hammers fifth in sixth games and they could not have wished for a better start as Jaanai Gordon netted after just seven seconds.

The forward doubled his tally just ten minutes later, before Djair Parfitt-Williams and Moses Makasi netted late on.

The 20-year-old continued: “That was most definitely the quickest goal I’ve been involved in, I think that’s the quickest goal I know of! I’ll be on YouTube and Google later to see what is the quickest goal.

“Overall, I was pleased with my performance; I think I did some good things tonight. I’ve seen a few clips of Rio Ferdinand making some blocks like that, so that one goes to him!

The win sees the young Hammers progress to the Round of 16 where they will host either Fulham or Colchester United.

Chambers finished by saying: “Our confidence is good at the moment, as a squad we always had that confidence and belief. Earlier on in the season we didn’t get the results we deserved; now our performances are being matched with the results.

“A cup run would be good definitely, we’re in the last sixteen now. Either Fulham or Colchester at home, we’ve got every chance.”