Álvarez: We’re in a very special moment

Start to life with West Ham United could not have gone much better for Edson Álvarez

The Irons have won all three Premier League matches since the midfielder moved to the Club from Ajax, with the Mexican again playing a starring role in another victory on Friday; a 2-1 win away to newly-promoted Luton Town. 

The three points temporarily put the Hammers at the top of the Premier League and West Ham will go into the September international break on ten points from four matches played, fourth in the division.

For the 25-year-old, this start in Claret and Blue is just the beginning.

“We’re in a very special moment,” Álvarez told whufc.com. “Not just for me but for all the players and the staff, and the fans too. We’re super happy and we want to keep doing the good things. This is just the beginning. 

“I feel good. I have excellent teammates on my side and they have my back. The communication between us is very clear and I’m super happy with my performances so far. But I also know I can bring more. I just want to keep working for myself and for the team, and for the fans.”

We’re super happy and we want to keep doing the good things. This is just the beginning.
Edson Álvarez

The tenacity and levels of the competition are known across the world and Álvarez knows different ways of playing are crucial to success. Against Luton, the Hammers enjoyed much more possession, and the No19 believes the side showed their quality in that regard.

“Every game and every competition is totally different. I’ve said many times that this is the best league in the world, so the intensity and the players is on a different level. There’s a lot of quality and I need to work hard, but I’m living the dream. 

“We showed against Luton that, when we have the ball, we can play well. We need to be a bit more brave with the ball, I think, and I enjoyed our football against Luton. When we needed to work hard too, we did that, so we’re happy with the result.”

Another new Hammer in Mohammed Kudus got his first taste of Premier League football on Friday, coming on as a second-half substitute for his debut. 

Having also joined the Irons from Ajax, Álvarez is very familiar with the qualities the Ghanaian international can bring to the side.
He continued: “I’m happy for Mohammed. He’s a very special guy and he’s a different player. He just needs a couple of games and he’ll show what he can bring. I know our fans will enjoy him a lot.”

Having enjoyed success in Club football so far, Álvarez will be hoping for similar form when he represents Mexico over the coming international break. 

The midfielder and his international teammates are set to play two friendlies, against Australia and Uzbekistan, in America, and the midfielder is excited for the challenge.

“It is always a pleasure to wear my national team shirt,” he added. “I will enjoy the time with my Mexico teammates. It’s always special to play for your country.”