Antonio Martinez has become quite the fan favourite at West Ham United this season due to his performances in the development squad.
The 20-year-old was rewarded with a first-team debut earlier this month when the team took on Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.
Manager David Moyes is yet to give the forward minutes in the Premier League, but the Spaniard could have a chance of featuring against Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
The Hammers face the League One leaders at the DW Stadium in the hope of continuing their FA Cup campaign.
Ahead of the match, Martinez claimed in an interview with West Ham’s official website that his dream would be to play alongside Javier Hernandez against Wigan.
The Mexico international has been in the headlines of late, with Sky Sports reporting that the former Manchester United star is open to leaving the London Stadium due to a lack of game time.
With Martinez expressing his admiration for Hernandez, West Ham fans have called for the pair to team up.
Should be a no brainer. Play them both, it's only Wigan
— ⚒_Martyn_⚒ (@witter_dad) January 24, 2018
Give the boy his dream!
— Anthony Sheehan (@AnthonyS1992) January 24, 2018
So Moyes will play ayew 😒
— Lorenzo Pace (@lorenzopace7) January 24, 2018
Stop tweeting about it and make it happen COYI
— addisman (@Addisman1) January 24, 2018
Is this a smokescreen not to buy anyone in this window? "Hey, lets get Martinez into the media saying he wants to play with little pea, then make Moyes play them and everyone will forget were cheapskates and we dont have to buy anyone!" 🤔
— Jimmy Cserti (@JimmyCserti) January 24, 2018
Against Wigan please
— Alan Sadler (@alan_sadler) January 24, 2018
Moyes will have them together….on the bench
— Adam Tucker (@AdamTuckTuck) January 24, 2018
Mate we will put your career down the gutter like we are doing to his.
— AJ78 (@atifj78) January 25, 2018