Mesaque Dju hoping maiden West Ham strike will be first of many

Mesaque Dju


A delighted Mesaque Dju could not hide his delight after a first goal in West Ham United Claret and Blue came in the U23s’ emphatic 3-0 victory over Swansea City on Monday night.

The crucial relegation six-pointer in Premier League 2 Division 1 went the Hammers’ way after two goals from Dan Kemp came either side of Dju’s maiden strike.

The attacker, who was introduced as a second half substitute, found the back of the net with his first touch at the Liberty Stadium and could barely wipe the smile from his face after the game. 

He said: “I am very happy to get my first goal for this big Club. Now I have to keep going because we need the points in the league. We have worked hard every day and it was a good win for us tonight.

“It was my first touch I think but I didn’t think – my focus was on the team and doing my best out there and I was very happy to be in the position to score the goal. It was a good touch for me to score and it’s a good night for me.

I am very happy to get my first goal for this big Club. It was a good touch for me to score and it’s a good night for me.

Mesaque Dju

“When Nathan [Holland] received the ball, I saw him and my first thought was to get inside the box because I know Nathan has the quality and the speed to get across and put the ball in the centre. Luckily, I was in the right place and I am very happy when I touched the ball to score.”

The goal came on a night to remember for the Hammers, who dominated their relegation rivals and could have won by a greater margin. 

The win leaves the Hammers still in the bottom two but, with a game in hand and four fixtures remaining, the side will be confident of rallying to end the season strongly after Monday’s game.

Dju continued: “It’s a big result for us but every game is important for us. You need to win these games and we need the points at the moment. Now, day by day, we’re working hard for the best results and performances we can get.

“I don’t think about the future; I am working hard day-by-day and the coaches have helped me a lot and day-by-day on the training pitch I am working hard. Today, I am doing my best, tomorrow I will be doing the same, but the future I don’t think about. 

“I want to help the team every game and I don’t think about scoring goals, but I am very happy today and maybe I can score more before the end of the season.”