West Ham's top-scoring striker explains what's behind his red-hot form

West Ham Upton Park

Diafra Sakho has been discussing his phenomenal start to life at West Ham.

Diafra Sakho admits he loves playing for West Ham United - because his side's supporters 'inspire' him when he plays.

The 24-year-old has scored six goals in his last six games in all competitions, sitting joint-fourth in the Premier League's top scorers' chart on five goals.

And Sakho says he couldn't produce such red-hot form without the help of West Ham fans.

"I love playing for West Ham and playing for our fans is such a great experience as they have been so supportive of me and they help inspire me when I play," Sakho told Sky Sports.

The Hammers sit fourth in the league standings (before Manchester United's clash with West Brom tonight) and Senegal forward Sakho says he prioritises West Ham wins over individual goals.

"I am delighted with my goalscoring form but the most important thing is that West Ham keep winning games," Sakho told Sky Sports.

"It is nice to have made such a good start to playing in the Premier League but I do not mind who scores the goals as long as West Ham win. I have settled well into life in England and I thank my team-mates for helping me a lot since I arrived.

"Everyone at the club - the manager, the coaching staff and the owners have been very good to me and I just want to repay them by scoring goals and doing my best for the team."

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch