Hammers revival delights Ba

BY foxsports • February 14, 2011

The Hammers endured a woeful opening 45 minutes at The Hawthorns on Saturday after trailing 3-0 at half-time following a poor defensive display. However, spurred on by a rousing half-time talk from captain Scott Parker, West Ham were transformed in the second half. Ba helped himself to a brace, his first goals for the club, while Carlton Cole also scored a brave header to help the Hammers claim a crucial point on the road. "I'm very pleased," Ba told the club's official website. "We started very badly but we finished with a lot of force and spirit and it was a great change. We were sleeping in the first half. "The manager said at half-time that if we wanted to get something out of the game then we had to start fighting, which is what we did in the second half. "I'm very happy with my two goals but very tired as it is a long time since I played from the beginning. I didn't think I could play 90 minutes but obviously I'm very happy that I managed to do so. "I try to score from every position, whether the ball comes to me from the left or the right. I just try to hit the ball into the net and obviously on Saturday it happened twice!" Since his arrival last month, Ba has quickly struck up a close friendship with Cole, and the Senegal forward believes he can forge a productive partnership with the England international. "I definitely think we can work together," he continued. "In training, I play not only with Carlton but with the other forward players and I always try to give my best and to understand how to play with the other players. "With Carlton it was very nice because we have a certain friendship and to play up front with him on Saturday was very good." West Ham entertain Liverpool in their next Premier League outing and Ba is targeting the three points against Kenny Dalglish's resurgent outfit. "I'm excited about every game we're playing, whether it's Liverpool or West Bromwich. We try to win and do everything to win the games and, at the end of the day, we hope we'll have the three points."

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