New West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola was delighted to see David di Michele strike twice in yesterday's victory over Newcastle.
"David could have had a hat-trick and he played very well. He should share the credit with the other strikers, though," said the Hammers boss. "Cole was occasionally up against two defenders today and he was unbelievable.
"He started playing with me when I was at Chelsea and I feel he can become much better. There are things he can improve on, but he has all the qualities to play for the national team."
West Ham are now up into fourth, however, Zola noted: "We know that it will be a very tough season.
"The top four are really top teams, but it's important that we improve on what we achieved last season.
"If the players continue working as they have been, they can achieve that."