Jarvis wants West Ham to follow in Wigan’s footsteps and secure Cup success
West Ham’s Matt Jarvis has said that he hopes Wigan’s surprise FA Cup final victory will mean other clubs outside the ‘big boys’ believe they have a chance of winning trophies.
The Latics, who were huge underdogs, beat Manchester City 1-0 after a Ben Watson header from a corner in the 90th minute.
The winger said: ‘What Wigan did in beating Manchester City to lift the FA Cup has made clubs like us realise it can be done now – that trophies are not the preserve of the so-called big boys.’
Determined: Matt Jarvis is sure that clubs like West Ham can go on and win the domestic cups
‘Our first aim will be to go on a winning spree in the Premier League so that when the cup competitions come around, we’ll be able to hit the ground running.’
Jarvis joined West Ham from Wolves when they were relegated for a fee rising to £10m, and hopes the club can kick on now they have signed Andy Carroll on a permanent deal from Liverpool.
‘Andy isn’t a new player as such. He has already had a year on loan here so he knows the place inside out,’ Jarvis said to the Daily Star Sunday.
‘For us, he has already proved to be a massive player – and I’ve no doubt he will have a major impact this year.’
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Example: Jarvis wants West Ham to copy Wigan next season