Zarate wants to show his best form

West Ham United forward Mauro Zarate says he is keen to show his best form for the Club this season and hopes his man of the match display will improve his chances of securing a first-team place.

Zarate was outstanding against FC Lusitans in the first qualifying round of the Europa League and continued his impressive start to the pre-season campaign with another fine display as James Tomkins scored a 90th-minute winner against Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground.

The Argentine striker is keen to make an impact under new manager Slaven Bilic and hopes the European campaign will give him the ideal opportunity to show he should be a regular member in the squad.

Zarate said: “Everyone has to do their best for the team and pre-season is very important for all the players. I hope to have a big season.

“It was a hard game and it was difficult to play against them. We have to go there and get a good result. We are confident going into the second leg.”

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