Cole happy with life at Upton Park

Cole happy with life at Upton Park

Published Feb. 15, 2010 2:44 p.m. ET

West Ham hitman Carlton Cole insists he is happy at Upton Park after resisting overtures from other clubs in the January transfer window.

A couple of clubs are reported to have made enquiries for the England international during last month's window of opportunity.

However, Cole decided to snub the interest as he looks to fire West Ham to safety in the Premier League.

Cole, who is back to full fitness after two months out with a knee injury, confirmed he shunned two approaches from other clubs for his services as he is happy with life at Upton Park.

"I wasn't in the least bit interested in entertaining offers, my only focus was and still is to do the best I can for West Ham for the rest of the season in the situation we are in," Cole told skysports.

"My only priority is to get back to full fitness and do my best on the pitch.

"There has been speculation about my future, however, I am not one to shirk my responsibility.

"I am looking forward to enjoying a good end to the season by producing some good performances to repay the Upton Park faithful."

Cole also offered his backing to manager Gianfranco Zola, whose own future has been the subject of speculation, following the arrivals of new joint owners David Sullivan and David Gold.

Hammers star Cole is fully behind Zola and he has thanked the Italian for helping him improve as a player.

"I am behind the manager Gianfranco Zola 110 per cent as he has helped me a lot during his time in charge," added Cole.