Obiang wants more goals


Pedro Obiang is hoping to go on a goalscoring run and help the Hammers push even higher up the table as they prepare for another big home game against West Brom on Saturday.

Obiang has been one of the star performers for the east London Club this season but has been left frustrated following his failure to get his name on the scoresheet.

But after 54 games and 19 months in a claret and blue shirt, the Spanish midfielder finally ended his goal drought when he scored the crucial second goal during the impressive 3-1 win over Southampton last weekend.

Obiang quickly dedicated the goal to his seven-month old son Jeremih and has now got the hunger to get even more as he looks to help the Hammers make it back-to-back wins once again this weekend.

Obiang said: “These are good times for everyone connected with the Club at the moment. I have finally managed to score my first goal and we have been talking about this for weeks.

“It has finally arrived and I am really happy. I feel like the pressure has been taken off my shoulders.

“I have watched the goal back a few times and hopefully there will be more to come. People say when you score the first one, you have the possibility to score more and I hope this will be the case.

“I have many plans and after my first goal I start to dream! I am really happy because although I started on the bench, I then managed to play a number of games and things have only improved for me this season. I need to continue like this.”

Obiang knows the importance of securing another victory before the team head into a short break before the next Premier League game at Watford.

The 24-year-old has welcomed the arrivals of new signings Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass and cannot praise his team-mates enough for the way they have all come together in recent weeks to help get their season back on track.

Obiang added: “This is a very important week as we want to take another three points before we have a little break.

“We have a great dressing room and all the new players are made to feel welcome so it is a good atmosphere.

“We showed against Southampton that we are a team. When we have suffered a big defeat we have showed that we are a team and bounced straight back and I hope we can stay on a positive streak and get another victory.”