Maxwel Cornet is “determined” to prove his worth at West Ham after admitting frustrations in an open and honest interview.

There are very few players at West Ham who have been more disappointing than Maxwel Cornet. As strange as it may seem, that is no criticism of him – he has worked incredibly hard whenever he has been available and always puts in a decent shift. This issue is that he just has not had much playing time, largely due to injuries.

However, where many players’ heads would drop when faced with the difficulties he has they would lose hope, but not Cornet. The Ivorian is absolutely set on doing everything he can for the Hammers between now and the end of the season where he could have a crucial role to play. 

“My time here has been up and down so far,” Cornet admitted when speaking to the official site. “I’m really frustrated because I can’t show the supporters that I can be decisive for the team and can score more goals because of a lot of things.”

“I was injured, and when I came back it wasn’t the best moment for me because the team were doing well. The manager kept his confidence in the starters but that was normal as they had done well. It wasn’t a perfect time.”

“I’m still here, I am fully fit, and I am a competitor. I’ve said to the manager I can help this team and can be decisive, I just need to some minutes to show it. I’m determined to find my best form here. Hopefully there are more opportunities to come.”

Unfortunately the winger suffered another setback recently thanks to a grade 2 hamstring strain. Thankfully though, he was able to confirm the following: “I’m recovering very well. I had a hamstring injury during a training session but now I am really good, back to normal and have no pain. I’ve started to build high speed, acceleration, and next week I will hopefully be with the team. Fingers crossed I will be back for the next game.”

“It’s quite difficult [having a few injuries] because when you are a player, you don’t want to be out of the team or be injured because it’s not a fun moment. You lose your fitness and you have to run after it when you come back. You see your teammates play and you want to be a part of it and enjoy it, but it’s part of football, so I just need to be patient and listen to my body to get back soon.”

“I’m looking to play as many minutes as possible [for the rest of the season]. I think we have the quality to do something big in this [UEFA Europa League] competition.”

“I think the objective is to keep the Club in Europe, if it’s Europa League or why not in Champions League? I played in the Champions League with Lyon and can recognise the quality of the players we had [there], and what we have at West Ham. We have the quality. We have big players.”

Hearing how determined, hard working and honest Cornet is really is inspiring. As much as he hasn’t had the opportunity to show it in East London, he is a top quality player and he has the individual quality to really determine how this season ends. Let’s just hope he can prove it on the pitch when he’s fully fit.