Green looking for a day off (and he may of found one)
ROBERT Green has turned to religion after his World Cup flop and failure to win the backing of West Ham manager Avram Grant.
Green, set to play his 131st consecutive match today, at home against Tottenham, was jeered by Hammers fans in the last game at Upton Park against Chelsea following his disastrous World Cup.
Now Green has sought the companionship and advice of club chaplain Alan Bolding, holding regular Friday meetings.
Grant would not confirm Green is his No1 choice and said last night: “I don’t promise a start to any player.
“I take my decisions game to game. Every player has good and bad days and I don’t want to make any judgments after just five matches.”
Green, who is a regular churchgoer, sees Bolding for spiritual guidance.
“After the World Cup I saw him at the club, put my arm around his shoulder and asked, how is the best keeper in the world?” said the chaplain.
“I see him mostly on a Friday and we have a little talk about things. I’d like to think that I am of some help to him.”
Green will certainly be under more pressure today in the derby clash. Tottenham’s players are certain to target him, while West Ham supporters have not been slow to criticise their keeper.
Grant added: “Green is an important player for us, but I never speak about individuals, only about the team.”