Valencia ready to shine for Hammers

Enner Valencia is ready to take his international form onto the Barclays Premier League stage as the Hammers head to Hull City on Monday night.

Valencia scored in Ecuador's 4-0 victory over Bolivia last week, before playing 90 minutes in their narrow 1-0 defeat to Brazil - and now has his sights set on three points against the Tigers.

He was glad of the minutes while away on international duty and feels ready to help the team, if called upon.

He said: "We had two games in America over the week and they were both of of high intensity. The first [against Bolivia] was good because we won the game 4-0. In the second we had chances to score against Brazil. We lost 1-0 but it was a good week overall with two useful games.

"It is always good to play for the national team and see your teammates, the ones who have played for the national team before and the new ones too. I always enjoy the experiences.

"It was good, too, to play again after some weeks of not playing full games. It's good to get minutes to get fit, to get my match fitness back as soon as possible and then show that for West Ham.

"Monday's game is a very important game for the Club. I'm ready to play if the manager wants me to. It will be a tough game but an important one for us to keep earning points and moving up the table."

Valencia says he is settling in well to life at the Boleyn Ground, helped by the presence of some Eucadorian fans in the capital.

He added: "I'm very happy with the welcome I've had from the fans. I'm very happy in the city too, London is a great place to live and work. In the week before I went on international duty I met a big number of supporters at a signing session - there were some people from my country there and that's always nice.

"The fans have been great with me, they are supporting me all the time and that's great because it makes me more confident at the club."