Zola to Try the Impossible
West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola says that he will be working with Carlton Cole to improve his shooting,
"Bellamy is playing very well and Cole is playing well too. But he needs to be more focused on scoring goals. He knows that. From Monday on I'll be working on his finishing every single day until he's fed up with it. He has to score more goals because it can change performances so much."
According to Wikipedia statistics Carlton Cole scores a goal every 6.33 league games for West Ham. His statistics for Chelsea were about the same I think. In way of comparison, Marlon Harewood scored every 3.02 games. Clearly Cole has never been a goal scorer and never will be.
I hate criticising West Ham players but I think Zola does now need to consider that all that work on Cole might be a waste of time and that there is another option - leaving him out of the starting eleven.