Upson committed to West Ham

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Matthew Upson insists being involved in a relegation battle at West Ham is not affecting his own performances as he looks to nail down a place in Fabio Capello's World Cup squad.

And the central defender is fully concentrated on the Hammers amid speculation he could prised away from West Ham during the January transfer window.

"Losing at West Ham is not affecting my performance. You take pride in that no matter where the team is," said Upson, who was in the England starting XI for the eighth time in the last 14 internationals as they lost 1-0 to Brazil in Doha on Saturday.

"It is not easy and it probably is better to be somewhere where you are winning matches, but West Ham is where I am at. I have a job to do for them.

"I don't think I have made that many mistakes individually this season but we have conceded a lot of goals. That is a problem and something we need to get better at.

"I won't let that affect my international aspirations. I am at West Ham. That is my club."

As regards his future, Upson said: "If something is put in front of me, and I have to make a decision about my future, then I will.

"At the moment it is not something I am thinking about. I am a West Ham player. Unless something happens, I am fully concentrated on them."

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Matthew Upson
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