Diafra Sakho sets sights on West Ham’s success

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Diafra Sakho says he feels “super motivated” to achieve success at West Ham after settling into life quickly at his new club following his summer move from French side Metz.

The Senegal international joined the Hammers on a four-year deal last month, arriving at Upton Park as one of nine new signings made by boss Sam Allardyce.

Sakho made his debut as a substitute in the win at Crystal Palace last month and then followed that up with a goal in his first appearance at home as West Ham lost on penalties against Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup.

A minor back injury prevented him from playing against Southampton before the international break but he is set to be in the squad for Monday’s trip to Hull City.

“I want to achieve things with West Ham and lots of them,” Sakho told the club’s website. “I am super motivated and I’m going to give all that I possibly can to help the team.

“I feel good at the minute with everyone around me doing their utmost to see that I’m in the best shape possible.”
Sakho has been impressed by the atmosphere around the club since his arrival, saying the family feel to things has helped him settle quickly.

“It’s only been a couple of weeks but I feel right at home already,” the 24-year-old added. “It’s a real family club and that’s what’s really touched me.

“When you’re away from home, family is so important and that’s precisely what I’ve found here at West Ham.”

Sakho’s side are 3.39 outsiders to win at Hull on Monday, with the Tigers on offer at 2.13 and the draw at 3.27.

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