West Ham summer signing Pablo Fornals opened his goalscoring account for his new club in the 2-0 away EFL Cup win against Newport.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the 23-year-old explained how pleased he was to have opened his account and hopes the Hammers can keep it going now.
He said: “I’m so happy. I tried to score with three chances and I got the goal with the third. The first one hit the post, the second the goalkeeper stopped the ball, so with the third I’m so happy I’m able to get my first goal in competition.
“It was nice that the third one came so close to the goal! I need to score, I feel good in the team and these little things help me to stay happy. We’ve won two in a row and we need to keep on winning to achieve our aims and to be successful.”
TBR’s View – Fornals can kick on with the monkey off his back
Fornals is the type of promising playmaker that could explode into a genuine star within a number of years and West Ham getting him in ahead of the curve looks very shrewd business.
But, like all new players, he needs to get settled and happy – getting his first goal for the club is only going to help with that.
Now, he can press on and West Ham will hope that after the international break, he can really bed in properly and elevate the Hammers’ midfield to another level.