Gianluca Scamacca hailed West Ham United’s reaction to going a goal behind and securing a 3-1 win over Fulham.
The Irons fought back from Andreas Pereira’s early opener for the Cottagers to earn a third win in as many games, as Jarrod Bowen’s penalty levelled the match before half-time.
Scamacca netted his sixth goal of the season with a sensational lobbed effort in the second half, before Michail Antonio added the side’s third in stoppage time.
“This was an important win,” the Italian international told West Ham TV. “We had a lot of chances in the first half and I think our reaction was really good.
“We were really angry after Fulham’s goal but we had a good reaction as a team. We won a really good match and it was an important win.”
The 23-year-old’s rich vein of form in front of goal continued with an audacious finish over Bernd Leno just after the hour mark, with the strike allowed to stand after passing VAR checks for offside and handball.
Scamacca’s cool finish came after Lucas Paquetá’s lobbed pass to the forward, and the No7 is relishing the relationship he is forming with the Brazilian maestro.
“I was happy to score. It was a good goal but the important thing was winning the game," he continued.
“Lucas Paquetá and I have a good connection. It’s one we also have with Bowen, Rice, and everyone in the team all together. We found a good solution to going behind today, but Lucas is a brilliant player and it’s a pleasure to play to him.”
Once his goal was confirmed, Scamacca ran to celebrate with the home fans at London Stadium, with the attacker delighted to share in the moment with the Claret and Blue Army.
“The fans were amazing, like they are always! To celebrate with the fans was a really special moment.”