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Pablo Fornals: My sole focus is on showing my best for West Ham

Pablo Fornals on the ball against Chelsea
 

Pablo Fornals is determined to continue adapting to life in the Premier League and show the very best of his game in Claret and Blue.

The 23-year-old midfielder, who helped fire Spain to glory in the UEFA U21 Championship last summer, arrived in east London from Villarreal in June, and has begun to hit his stride in recent weeks.

After supplying Aaron Cresswell with the assist for West Ham's winner at Chelsea a week ago, Fornals went close to notching his first Premier League goal for the club at Wolves in midweek, forcing Rui Patricio into a flying save with a curling right-footed effort.

Now, with Arsenal set to visit London Stadium on Monday, Fornals just wants to keep on improving.

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"My sole focus is on adapting to the Premier League and showing my best for West Ham in this league," he explained. "That is my focus and I want to show my best football to our fans because they deserve to see the best from me.

"The manager reminds me every single day of the confidence he has in me and that he believes in my ability. He tells me to continue to enjoy my football, be confident to have the ball at my feet and consistently produce good things that will make a difference on the pitch.

"This league is unbelievable, many people say that this is the best league in the world but you don’t truly understand that until you feel and experience it.

"All of the stadiums are full and our fans are incredible and follow us around the country to any place. The intensity and strength of the league is very different to Spain, and I am loving the experience of it."

My sole focus is on adapting to the Premier League and showing my best for West Ham in this league

Pablo Fornals

Buoyed by supplying his first assist since his summer move, Fornals is looking forward to taking on the Gunners and he would love to help the team take a step forward.

"The confidence is good," he continued. "At Wolves, there were some good moments to the performance. Obviously, we lost which is disappointing but we need to learn from this result and continue working over the next days to improve and get a good result on Monday.

"We believe in what we are trying to do and are capable of getting a result in every match we play. We will compete every day to improve and be a better team.

"It wasn’t the best assist of my career at Chelsea! But I will add it to the list of the good things I have done. All the credit should go to Aaron (Cresswell) really as he scored a great goal to win us the game."