West Ham United forward Toni Martinez has revealed his delight after scoring his first senior goal in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen in the Betway Cup.
Martinez scored 14 goals in 13 appearances for West Ham’s Under-23 side last season, and the Spaniard has been tipped to make an impression for the first team in the new campaign.
The 20-year-old, who moved to West Ham last year after three years with Valencia, has said that he was ‘really happy’ to open his account for the London club.
Meanwhile, he has vowed to ‘keep working’ in a bid to secure a regular spot in Slaven Bilic’s first selection.
Martinez told West Ham’s official website:
“I’m really happy to score my first goal with the first team. It was a good cross from Andre Ayew and good play from Arthur Masuaku, so all I needed to do was put the ball in the back of the net.
“It’s amazing for me. It was a great game and we’re working hard to be strong for the first game in the Premier League. Now I’m going to keep working.”
West Ham will continue their preparations for the new campaign with a clash against German side Altona 93 on Tuesday, before facing fellow Premier League club Manchester City on Friday.
The Hammers will then have a free week to prepare for their trip to Manchester United on the opening weekend of the new Premier League campaign.