Wednesday 22 Feb
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Feghouli - I am happy with my form

Sofiane Feghouli

 

  • Sofiane Feghouli says personal and collective confidence are high after recent positive results
  • Algeria winger is delighted to have taken his chance since breaking into the starting XI in January
  • West Ham United have won six and drawn three of their last 12 Premier League matches

Sofiane Feghouli wants to maintain his recent run of form when West Ham United head to Watford on Saturday.

The Algeria winger has grabbed his opportunity to shine in Claret and Blue in recent weeks, scoring twice and assisting two more goals in the eight Premier League appearances he has made since Boxing Day.

The No7 was a surprise omission from the Desert Foxes’ Africa Cup of Nations squad, but shrugged off any disappointment by establishing himself in Slaven Bilic’s starting XI during West Ham’s Christmas and New Year renaissance – which he hopes will continue at Vicarage Road.

“I am happy, because it was important for me to take my chance,” he told whufc.com. “Before this moment, I had less opportunities to show my worth, so when I had the chance to play it was important to take it.

“I am happy with my form and I am also happy with my stats, as I have scored two goals and I’ve also contributed some decisive passes.

“So, I am pleased with my personal performance, but more important is the collective performance and I hope we can remain in the top ten.”

I am happy, because it was important for me to take my chance

Sofiane Feghouli

Sofiane FeghouliWest Ham have won six and drawn three of their last 12 Premier League matches to rise to tenth ahead of Saturday’s trip to Watford, who sit two points and three places below them.

Having not lost on the road in 2017, the Hammers have seven away matches left to play this season, with five against teams currently below them in the table – figures which will breathe further confidence into Feghouli and company.

“We are in a good period,” the winger confirmed. “It’s true that results and the mood are good at the moment and we’re playing with a good spirit.

“It’s always easier when the team wins. We all have confidence and that makes things easier on the pitch. We are now seeing our players performing at a higher level and that permeates through the entire group in training and matches.

“Our collective spirit is really coming together and I know we will fight right down to the final day.”

West Ham's Premier League fixture at Watford will be screened live by BT Sport 1 at 5.30pm on Saturday 25 February.