Obinna up and running

Victor Obinna was thrilled to get his first West Ham United goal in the Barclays Premier League  and pledged that there will be more to come.

The Nigeria striker came up with a superb finish early in the second half to ease Hammers nerves in Saturday's 3-1 win against Wigan Athletic after Valon Behrami's opener and then laid on the third for Scott Parker.

While delighted for himself, he was especially pleased for the supporters who have welcomed him with open arms and thanked them for their patience - especially as his search for a goal had not been for the want of trying this season with shot after shot drawing a blank.

"I am quite satisfied with the goal," he said. "It came at a very crucial moment for us. I am really happy for the people. That is the fundamental thing. I know definitely the goals will come.

"It is really frustrating [going so long without a goal], you could not imagine. As a striker you have to keep doing your best, doing your thing. One shot on goal is all I needed against Wigan. Now I think I have found my coordination and to be a little bit more relaxed to be able to shoot. Goals come when it is natural."

Obinna confessed he did not even know what to do after the goal - such had been his frustration at waiting to get off the mark. He was more certain, when asked, about what three points meant to the whole squad and their belief.

"Each time I go on the pitch, I give all my best. Each week we go and train, give our maximum, this week the training has been fantastic. For me, it is not true that the players don't care. This is my job, I don't have any other job. This is what I love to do. For me, I like to give all of myself every time I play.

"Every West Ham player is coming to the pitch wanting to win for West Ham. We have been playing good football - really well against Birmingham, against Wolves, against Stoke, against Tottenham. Come on, we have been a little bit unfortunate but football is all about results and the fans also have the right to say what they want.

"My target is to make sure I score goals, do well and the season will be fantastic."