Veteran Pablo Zabaleta has opened up on all things West Ham United and lifted the lid on his teammates and future plans.
Zabaleta is a much loved character at West Ham.
The 35-year-old has barely featured for West Ham this season as his age has started to show.
Ryan Fredericks has failed to make the right-back position his own, though. And now youngster Jeremy Ngakia has come in and done just that.
Departing Zabaleta opens up on all things West Ham
Zabaleta is set to leave West Ham this summer.
Speaking in a Q&A with West Ham fans on the club’s Twitter feed, Zabaleta has revealed he is planning for a career in management.
He also named Michail Antonio as his toughest opponent in training, praised captain Mark Noble and touched on what West Ham fans want to see from their players.
There was also special mention for Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne and Lionel Messi.
Zaba praise for Noble, Antonio, De Bruyne and Messi
Here is Zaba’s Q&A from his West Ham Twitter takeover in full:
Best goal you have seen whilst on the same pitch?
A) Mark Noble against Leicester. I was just behind him, perfect view.
Best winger you have played against and with?
A) Hazard / Sterling.
What has been your best memory in an Argentina shirt?
A) Singing the Argentinian anthem at Maracana in the World Cup final 2014.
What is it like to play with Messi?
A) The best player I have ever seen. A joy to watch.
Who is your favorite player in Premier League currently?
A) Kevin De Bruyne
‘Absolutely a beast’
Would you like to become a manager once your playing career is over?
A) Yes I’m doing my coaching badges.
How good is Noble as a captain?
A) He’s Mr West Ham. Leads by example.
What advice would you give to my 6 year old son who wants to be a footballer and play for West Ham?
A) (Give) 100% effort and pride. This is what West Ham fans want to see.
Who is the hardest player to defend against in training?
A) Michail Antonio. Absolutely a beast.