Sunday 11 Feb
Updated Sunday 11 Feb 08:00
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Chicharito: It was a perfect day


Chicharito hailed the perfect day as he scored his seventh goal of the season and West Ham United claimed a vital 2-0 victory over Watford at London Stadium.

The Mexico striker opened the scoring for the Hammers against the Hornets, beating Marvin Zeegelaar to head home from Michail Antonio’s cross.

It got better for the home side after the break when Chicharito’s strike partner Marko Arnautovic doubled the advantage and he was delighted to help the team bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Brighton in the best possible way.

“It was the perfect afternoon,” the No17 smiled. “Compared to the last game that we lost at Brighton, thankfully today with our fans we did a pretty good performance.

“Not only did Marko and I score, but the whole team ran with high intensity and we showed that we wanted the three points.

“Three points are three points whoever they come against, and we need to keep going day-by-day and game-by-game because every game is going to be a final.

“We have a little break [between fixtures] now, which will give the players who have been playing the chance to have a little rest and for the other players to get fitter, so everybody is going to be healthier and the manager can decide who will start.”

Chicharito enjoyed linking up with Arnautovic, with both players taking their tallies to seven for the campaign at the top of the Hammers’ scoring charts.

“Marko is an unbelievable, all-around player and it gives you a lot of confidence when you play up front with a player like him, or like Joao or Manu,” he added.

“We have a good understanding with each other and both of us scored today. That’s a good thing for a striker.”