By Dominic Toner
West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli admits he is delighted with his current form after cementing his position in the starting line-up.
The 27-year-old moved to the London Stadium in the summer from Spanish club Valencia and arrived with a good reputation.
However, he struggled to settle with the Hammers in the earlier stages of the season and was out-of-favour with manager Slaven Bilic.
The Algeria international has managed to turn things around and has completed 90 minutes in the last two Premier League matches.
Feghouli starred with a goal and an assist in the last game during the 2-2 home draw against West Brom.
The right winger has revealed he is thrilled with the way he is playing after making the breakthrough into the side.
“I am happy, because it was important for me to take my chance,” Feghouli told the club’s official website. “Before this moment, I had less opportunities to show my worth, so when I had the chance to play it was important to take it.
“I am happy with my form and I am also happy with my stats, as I have scored two goals and I’ve also contributed some decisive passes. So, I am pleased with my personal performance, but more important is the collective performance and I hope we can remain in the top ten.”
Feghouli is expected to be involved on Saturday as West Ham travel to Watford for a Premier League clash.
The Hornets won the previous meeting 4-2 at the London Stadium and Bilic’s side will be looking for revenge for the defeat.
The Hammers are currently 10th-placed in the league table and are aiming to finish in the top half this season.
Feghouli has managed to prove his doubters wrong in recent matches and is recapturing the kind of form he showed in Spain.
He was an important attacking player for Valencia and he made 202 appearances for them, scoring 31 goals and supplying 40 assists.
In other West Ham news, the club’s defender has issued a rallying cry ahead of Watford.