Henri happy

Henri Lansbury was all smiles after a debut to remember against Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old midfielder, newly signed on loan from Arsenal, nearly lifted the roof off the Boleyn with his goal that put the Hammers 2-1 up and firmly on course for victory. Lansbury then won the penalty that restored the lead again after a Portsmouth equaliser and kept going right to the end of a thrilling 4-3 success.

Speaking exclusively to West Ham TV, he said: "It couldn't have gone any better. The lads helped me out massively and hopefully I can perform like this more often than not.

"I like getting involved in the game. I think that's what I've got to do, that's what I am good at and obviously scoring goals is always a plus. Hopefully I can add a few more."

Log on to West Ham TV now to hear more from Henri, including why he joined the club and also his thoughts about going to Millwall next weekend.

In the meantime, Lansbury is just pleased to be up and running at Upton Park after being told chances would be few and far between at Arsenal this season. "I'm not the type to sit around and just get ten minutes here and there so I asked about going on loan.

"I need to be playing and West Ham gave me a chance so I want to take it.

"Most of my mates are West Ham fans and they were saying 'go, go, go' when the opportunity came to join. It's a massive club with great fans. I'm settled and hopefully I can get promoted again."

Watch out as well for a fantastic exclusive of Russell Brand interviewing Mark Noble after the match.