West Ham chief Gold: Morrison can be as good as he wants

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold says Ravel Morrison can be as good as he wants.

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold says Ravel Morrison can be as good as he wants.

Gold took to comparing his emerging youngster to some of the game’s very best after insisting the buck stops with the player as the midfielder bids to realise his potential.

“It's up to him now. He's 20 years of age and he can be anything. I truly believe we have a young genius emerging,” Gold told the Sunday Mirror.

“He is such an exciting prospect for us.

“He's gone past the stage where people have told him 'you can be a star' and it's not completely 100 per cent in his hands. That happens to a lot of players.

“It happened to Paul Gascoigne and George Best. It was in their hands. Yes, they need help in their teens. But once they are in their twenties - with Gascoigne, Best and now Ravel - it's up to them.”

 
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