Vaz Te up for Dresden date

Ricardo Vaz Te believes that West Ham United will have no problem coping in a packed out ?Glücksgas Stadium as the continue their pre-season preparations against SG Dynamo Dresden.

The German side have sold over 30,000 tickets for Friday's game, which will be screened live on West Ham TV at 7.30pm, but the striker stated that this will only bring positives to the Hammers' game.

Speaking to West Ham TV, Vaz Te explained that while the noisy atmosphere will benefit the game, United will only be worried about the task at hand.

"We're used to playing in front of 30,000 people at the Boleyn Ground, but it's good to come away and play a pre-season in that sort of environment," said the forward. "I think it's going to be a good game, but we need to ensure we work on the things that we planned like building our fitness, getting the ball moving and doing what the manager wants us to do."

The former Bolton Wanderers hit-man scored twice after coming on as a second-half substitute against Rot-Weiss Erfurt on Wednesday, but admitted personal glory is not his priority.

"I'm pleased to be on the scoresheet, but more pleased for the lads and our overall performance. It's really hot out here and it was a tough game.

"The positives are that we played well as a team, it's not about me, it's about our overall performance and we were very good in the second half."

Vaz Te also took a moment to reflect on his two goals, praising the impact of strike partners Nicky Maynard and Blair Turgott.

"The first goal was a pretty easy finish, Blair did really well to break down the left and cut it back to me. The second was also simple. Nicky worked incredibly hard to gain possession and play me in, so the praise should really go to them."

The Hammers complete their German tour on Sunday, when they face Energie Cottbus, before away trips to Ipswich Town and Braga ahead of the Barclays Premier League season opener against Aston Villa on 18 August.

Vaz Te believes that if they continue to work hard, they will be raring to go come the Barclays Premier League opener against Aston Villa.

"These games are really hard and it helps to be playing in this heat, but we handled it well, and got a clean sheet in the process.

"Our main focus is our preparation, we need to continue working hard so we're ready for 18 August."

West Ham TV