Obiang - I would love to play at Wembley

Pedro Obiang hopes the Hammers can have a successful run in the Emirates FA Cup this season

Pedro Obiang has been waiting patiently for his chance, but he is ready to show Slaven Bilic that he should be a first-team regular and hopes to help the Hammers have a successful run in the Emirates FA Cup this season.

Obiang has wasted no time settling into his new surroundings and is enjoying his time in London following his move from Sampdoria last summer.

The Spanish midfielder arrived with a big pedigree and has already showed the quality he can bring to the first-team this season.

Obiang certainly played his part in the memorable win over Liverpool last weekend when he replaced Manuel Lanzini early in the game and was instrumental in helping the Hammers come away with a 2-0 victory.

It was an extra special moment for the talented midfielder as his family were visiting him over the festive period and were making their first visit to the Boleyn Ground.

The 23-year-old will now be hoping to get a starting place against Wolves in the FA Cup Third Round today and hopes the Hammers can enjoy a lengthy run in the competition.

Obiang said: “I know a lot about the FA Cup and every game is important for the team and the season.

“If I am given the chance this will be a big opportunity for me because every player wants to play. I have been waiting for my moment and hopefully this will be my chance.

“It was good for me to come on against Liverpool last weekend and I wanted to do well for my team-mates, the supporters and everyone at the club. I concentrate on doing the best I can.

“We were very happy after the game and it was great for my family because they had stayed here over Christmas and came to see me play for the first time at the Boleyn Ground. It is beautiful when you win.

“I have never played at Wembley before but I would love the chance. I have seen the national team play there on television but I am yet to go there.

“This season is different because it is our last at the Boleyn Ground, but it is important if we can win a major trophy.

“We are a good team but we know it will be difficult on Saturday. We are the favourites to win the game and they will make it difficult for us so we will have to be at our best.”