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Upson still committed to West Ham

West Ham defender Matthew Upson admits he is still committed to the club despite recent speculation regarding his future and the fact the Hammers are struggling both on and off the pitch this season.

The England international says he is still focused on doing well for West Ham despite the club experiencing major financial difficulties and sitting at the wrong end of the EPL table.

"It's obviously better to be somewhere where you are winning matches and dominating matches. But that's not where I am at. I'm committed to West Ham and I need to do a job for them," Upson said.

"I don't think I have made that many mistakes individually myself this season but as a team we have let in a lot of goals.

"So it's a problem and it's something we need to get better at to get ourselves out of the mess we are in but I won't let that affect my international aspirations.

"You can come off and evaluate your own performance individually regardless of where your team is. Obviously if you are at a club that is having a good time then it can only help you.

"But having said that, I don't think the position we are in at West Ham is damaging me in terms of England.

"I am a West Ham player and I am focusing on what I need to do. If someone puts an option in front of me and I have to make a decision then I will. But at the moment that's irrelevant.

"It's none of my business, that's up to the club, the board and the manager. I don't think that's an issue really. If I have to make a decision then I will. At the moment that's not something I think about."

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