- Toni Martinez scored a hat-trick as West Ham United PL2 beat Wolves 4-0
- The Spaniard has now scored 12 goals in 11 matches in all competitions.
- He has vowed to improve even more as the season progresses
West Ham United PL2's in-form striker Toni Martinez has vowed to improve even more after netting a sublime hat-trick in the Hammers' 4-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Spaniard has led the line superbly for the U23s this term since joining in the summer from Valencia, and added his tenth, eleventh and twelfth goals in a terrific, individual attacking performance.
Dan Kemp contributed to the scoring, as the Hammers ended 2016 with a much-needed victory which gives them huge confidence going into the Christmas break.
Afterwards though, most of the talk was about Martinez and his terrific record for the U23s so far and the 19-year-old said: "It's always nice to get a hat trick but the most important thing is the win for the team. But I'm always happy to score three goals.
"I'm very happy to be back from injury now and very pleased to return and get three goals tonight. I hope I can push on and improve as the season goes on."
It's always nice to get a hat trick but the most important thing is the win for the team. But I'm always happy to score three goals.
Martinez has now scored 12 goals in 11 U23 matches so far and epitomised everything positive about West Ham's display at the home of AFC Telford United on Monday evening.
He opened the scoring from the spot after Marcus Browne was fouled in the first half, before Dan Kemp added a second after playing an intricate one-two with the Hammers' sharp shooter.
The Spaniard then added his second and third of the game, both clinical finishes from inside the area, to complete a terrific individual and team performance.
"Today was a good game from the whole team, starting from the attack to the defence. I'm very happy for myself and my teammates," Martinez continued.
"It's nice to finish the year with a victory and now i can go back home, see my family and return stronger in the New Year."