Luis Boa Morte has told WHUTV about how much he is enjoying the pre-season camp in Austria.
The Portugal forward, who returned to the international fold after two years at the tail-end of last season, lined up in an experienced team when West Ham United drew 1-1 with Turkish side Bursaspor on Wednesday evening. Boa Morte had previously expected to make his summer bow against Werder Bremen on Saturday before the game was called off following heavy rain.
After enduring twice-daily sessions in the searing heat in Austria, the 31-year-old said he has found the going tough, although he knows the benefit of the hard work now will come to the fore later in the season.
Boa Morte also praised the methods employed by manager Gianfranco Zola and his coaching staff.
"So far it has been good as we have been working hard," he added. "It is the most difficult part of the season but the most important. We know how important it is for us, but so far it has been good.
"It has been a different pre-season to other pre-seasons as we have been running a lot with the ball so I like it."
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