Keen: Hammers care for club

BY foxsports • May 21, 2011

West Ham play Sunderland on Sunday and Keen has revealed that some players set for a summer move from Upton Park have indicated they do not want to play. But Keen insisted relegation hit the whole squad hard. "It's a myth that certain people don't care," said Keen. "Foreign players get tainted with that mainly, it is totally untrue. "The scenes in the dressing room were as fans would hope, especially with the way that we lost the game, being 2-0 (ahead), 2-2 and then losing. "There was genuine disappointment. You come back and (academy manager) Tony Carr has his head on the floor as he has worked so hard to bring players through and promote. Keen would understand if some West Ham supporters use Sunday's game as an opportunity vent their frustrations about a disappointing season. But the former Hammers midfielder is set to name a side packed with home-grown talent and he urged the Upton Park faithful to get behind them. "There may be a small element but we have had a rubbish season haven't we?" said Keen. "If you can't go to West Ham and pay your money and say 'why don't you try harder?'... that is part of football. "You need to be big enough and strong enough to deal with it. "I am sure the majority, with the team I am picking, will be behind us and want us to get a win."


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