West Ham club record signing Lucas Paqueta has expressed his delight following the positive displays of late as our Hammers look to be turning a corner this season.
The Brazilian international arguably produced his best performance to date in a claret & blue shirt on Saturday, as West Ham went toe-to-toe with Champions League chasing Newcastle at St James’ Park, earning a more-than-deserved point in the process.
David Moyes’ side had to come from behind after a shambolic opening minute, which saw the hosts take the lead, but the response was a team that was clearly united, well organised and hungry to get away from the wrong end of the table.
Paqueta was on hand to grab an equaliser from a Declan Rice corner, which was the former Lyon midfielders second goal for the club since his move in the summer, with the player quite rightly thrilled to be on the scoresheet.
“I’m very happy with the goal,” stated Paqueta to the clubs Official Website. “It’s something I’ve been striving for and you feel a bit anxious to get that goal. I’m happy to have scored and to help the team get an important point.”
The flamboyant play maker also feels that the team is really starting to click, with a so-far very positive run of results since the turn of the year, with West Ham only recording one narrow defeat in the six matches played so far – something the club are eager to build on.
“I think we’ve started to play a little better,” added Paqueta. “We’ve started to understand each other more on the pitch and we’re working harder. And I think we reaped the fruits of that with the result we got, which was an important point, and the other victories we have had in recent weeks.
“I’m feeling more and more at ease in the team, connecting with my teammates and I hope that from here on out I can do my best, I can help the team and we can get positive results.”