Angelo's World

In a regular feature on, we speak with Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna and go behind-the-scenes with our Italian central defender.

Ogbonna shares his views on life both inside and outside the camp and gives his honest opinions on all the matters that count.

In the latest blog, the 28-year-old reflects on a memorable week for the Club and reveals how he is going to try and stop Romelu Lukaku getting on the scoresheet....

Hello everyone,

This has been a great week for everyone at the Club but we cannot afford to get carried away and must stay focused. We need to take it step-by-step.

The most important thing is that we now stay clever because all the players gave everything in the midweek victory over Chelsea.

It was one of the best atmospheres I have experienced for West Ham at London Stadium and maybe it was because it was our first derby at home and the game was being played under the lights.

We had a big opportunity to win and with nearly 50,000 fans behind us it made a big difference.

As players we felt the amazing atmosphere and it is really important for us. Maybe it was because the game was being played at night and it has a totally different feel about it.

In London you can have four different types of weather in one day. Everything made for such a great atmosphere playing under the lights and it makes everyone excited.

It is the same when you go to the cinema – it is a different feeling when you go at night to during the day! That is the point I am trying to make.

We had such a strong home record at the Boleyn Ground last season and we would love to do the same at London Stadium. Why can't we do the same?

We have spoken about the spirit among the players and we know the level that we can go to.

The Premier League is such a tough league but we have stayed professional and the expectation is so high. We were just focused on concentrating on our own expectations and we are now getting back to our best.

We have another big game on Sunday and we know that we will need to stop Romelu Lukaku getting on the scoresheet. I am well aware of his record against West Ham!

Romelu is a very good player and we all want to stop him. But if our performance is like the one we have shown in the last few games we stand a very good chance of winning the game.

Everton have had a clear week and they will be fully prepared, but we cannot have any excuses and go into the game with a lot of confidence.

Playing against people like Lukaku can motivate us even more that we want to stop him. We have to play like we did against Chelsea and Sunderland.

We managed to stop Diego Costa on Wednesday and I hope it will be the same with Lukaku as it would be great for us to come away with another three points.

I still have fond memories of our last victory at Goodison Park and it was an amazing comeback after we went two goals down. Nobody expected us to do that.

It showed once again the character of the team and no-one is prepared to give up and lose. That is so important for us.

We had some big results last season but I thought it was one of our best performances along with the game at home to Arsenal when we were also two goals down.

It is better for us if we can score first and not have to come from behind!

I want to say a special word about Edimilson Fernandes who has made such a big impact in his first two games.

It is so important for the Club because we have a really good young player and he is so humble. He can play in a number of positions.

He has time to improve and get even better. We don't need to put too much pressure on him and it is good for him to get this experience because he has a big quality.

We are really proud of him, not just because he is young but because he is so humble. Before you become a footballer you need to become a man and it is very difficult to find people as humble as he is.

With all the games we have been facing recently I have not had much time to do anything apart from rest in-between games and make sure I am in the best possible shape.

I want to make sure I am ready for the game once again on Everton and I hope the fans can celebrate another big victory on Sunday.

Enjoy the game.