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What West Ham’s Danny Ings said before returning to Southampton

The former St Danny Ings said he “didn’t think too much” at London’s West Ham stadium this afternoon in front of old friends and supporters.

The 30-year-old could take charge of David Moyes’ Hammers when the Premier League returns from international hiatus following a move to the London club.

Ings, who made 100 appearances and scored 46 goals for the Saints, left for Aston Villa in August 2021, having previously received a lot of money to stay at St Mary’s.

The Winchester hitman scored for Villa against the Saints at Villa Park last season but moved to West Ham in January on a deal worth more than £10m.

Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of his meeting with his former team, Ings stressed: “This is a huge game. Home game, and lately we have played well at home.

“It will be extremely difficult, both teams are fighting for points, this is very important. I had some really good years at Southampton, I have great friends there, but now I’m at West Ham and I have to give my best there.

“That’s why I signed. Everyone knows where I am, no matter what club I play for, I always give my 100 percent.”

He added: “I don’t think it’s difficult[to separate his hometown club from his current club]because I’m here to do work for my team and that’s what I’m supposed to do. If you start thinking about things, you won’t showcase your best skills in this game.

“For me it’s just another game and I have to do my best for the team, whether I start or come off the bench, I have to try to help West Ham in every possible way.”

Ings also revealed that his move to West Ham in January came as a “surprise” and that his agent was probably the first to know.

The Saints were interested in bringing Ings back to St. Mary’s that season, assuming an informal contact was made by the club’s management, but nothing happened.

Author: Alfie’s house
Source: DailyEcho

Source: Dailyecho





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