We’ve got Burnley on Saturday and after playing the last two games I feel great now. I’ve had some injuries during the season but now I am back and ready to play. I am looking forward to scoring again – it’s been a while since I scored my last goal and I am desperate to help the team win the game on Saturday by scoring again.
I remember my goal at Burnley well. It was a good goal on the counter attack. Carl Jenkinson put in a good cross and thankfully I could head it into the goal.
It’s always to easier when you play with good players like we have at West Ham. The delivery from players like Jenks, Stewart Downing and Aaron Cresswell is great and that’s what we need, good players playing together as a team.
Looking back on my first season at West Ham, I think it has been a year of ups and downs. I had a few injuries at the beginning, and the Premier League is a very strong, dynamic league.
I’ve had to adapt, which has been hard, but I think I’ve done well in the process. I have learned a lot about the Premier League, the teams that play well, the teams that play strong and different kinds of football.
I’ve adapted and I think next season will be better than this one.
Looking further ahead, and I will have the Copa America to look forward to with Ecuador in the summer. I was at the World Cup last year, so I haven’t had a break, but I’m lucky because I love my profession.
I love playing football and I am looking forward to ending the season well with West Ham and then going away with the national team to prepare for the Copa America.
I’m confident that we can have a good tournament because we have a good group of players, a new manager and technical staff and we believe we can do well.
Back to Saturday and we’re all determined to get the three points we need, so hopefully we can start the final run-in with a good result.