Serge On Debut

Sergei Rebrov says he was more than happy to play right midfield as he did on his competitive debut on Saturday.

With Serge adding to West Ham's attacking potency from midfield at Leicester, he insists he has no qualms about where he played.

"I didn't play in the Premier League on the right but in Turkey I always did.

"I just need to get my physical condition good enough," he says.

"It was very hot and difficult to show what you can do on Saturday; the first game is always hard with a new team - a game no one wants to lose - and especially for me with new partners, but I think everything will be fine.

"It will take a couple of games - that will be enough for us to really understand each other."

Despite Serge and his new team mates' best efforts, West Ham couldn't break 10-man Leicester down, and he adds:

"They played at home and that is so different from playing away, even with 10 players - and they had massive support.

"But I thought we played well, we just didn't score with the chances we had.

"I think everyone is happy even if we didn't get the three points."

Regarding the red cards, with Dion Dublin sent off in the first half when Rufus Brevett was also booked, he comments:

"I didn't see what happened but it was shocking to see the red card; maybe it should have been yellow.

"The second yellow for Rufus was nothing; I think the referee was just waiting for him to do something, even a normal challenge, to give him the red."

Serge says he is settling into his new surroundings very nicely, thank you, and adds:

"I like to play in a team that likes to win the league, it doesn't matter which league it is.

"In Kiev, in Turkey, I was playing in sides looking to win every game - and we have the players to do that here.

"It should be a good atmosphere on Tuesday and we have to get the points if we are going to get back in the Premier League.

"We will try to do our best."