New West Ham signing Jesse Lingard has indicated that he has a good relationship with his team-mates. The 28-year-old joined the Hammers in a loan deal from Manchester United on transfer deadline day.
“Three points is the most important thing, the team worked hard as a collective, and we think about the next one against Fulham,” he told BT Sport after the game.
“The team have been great with me, I have settled in fairly quickly, and some familiar faces help.
“In training, we have that connection and built it up fairly quickly. On matchday, it is fairly easy to play with Michail Antonio and Declan Rice.
“I started tonight, scored two goals and got three points. I was smiling before the game, and during, I just enjoy playing football.
“It has been a long time, I have come here to get game time and scored two goals, but like I said, three points is the most important.”
He has made an immediate impact for his new side, as he scored a brace in their 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park on Wednesday night.
Judging by his debut, he could have a lot to offer the Hammers, who have performed impressively so far this season and are aiming to secure a European place.
The next few months will be an opportunity for him to put himself in the shop window, and he could be tempted to stay at the London Stadium on a permanent basis.