Hugill: Home debut was a big moment for me
Jordan Hugill will never forget the final moments of West Ham United’s 2-0 victory over Watford on Saturday.
The January signing was called from the bench to replace Chicharito and make his London Stadium bow as David Moyes’ men secured a vital three points against the Hornets.
Hugill loved the experience and says it has left him hungry for more as the east Londoners look for a strong finish to the campaign.
“To get on for my home debut was a big moment for me, and getting the three points makes it even sweeter so it’s a great day overall,” he explained.
“I was ready to come on at any time – as soon as it got into the second half I was thinking that I had a chance. To get the call was brilliant, it went like that but it was a brilliant experience to play in front of the fans.
“I’m excited for the rest of the season. The boys were excellent all over the pitch, it was great to get the two goals and I’m sure the defenders will be happy with the clean sheet too.
To get on for my home debut was a big moment for me, and getting the three points makes it even sweeter so it’s a great day overall
“It’s always important to get points against the teams close to you in the table – you don’t want them getting away from you so it was a good day to get the points.”
Hugill says settling in with the Hammers hasn’t been a problem at all due to the welcoming nature of the squad.
He added: “Everyone’s been really good to me, the players, staff, everybody. The lads have made it much easier for me to settle in because they’re a good group.
“I’m doing bits after training just to get myself prepared and ready for when I’m needed. When I get the call I’ll be ready for it.”