Obiang was recently announced as the club’s first signing in the Slaven Bilic era and he’s admitted that he’s already been studying the fixture list ahead of the pre-season fitness tests and friendly matches.
“Seeing the fixtures the other day really brought it home to me. It was like a dream thinking about all the teams we’ll be up against,” he told whufc.com.
“I’ve seen these teams on television and now I have the chance to play against them. It is very exciting for me.”
Use the nerves positively
It’s natural for any player coming into the Premier League for the first time to get a bit nervous considering the calibre of the sides in the division.
However, Obiang needs to work closely with Bilic to ensure that the nerves are used positively and don’t affect the player, putting him onto the back foot for big games.
He should be fit and raring to go by the time that first whistle is blown against Arsenal in August.
The positive of West Ham’s size
His comments show the perception that West Ham is a massive club in the Premier League and also show the excitement that the player has over his move to the Hammers.
It creates positive knock on effect, which will hopefully work in favour of the club with future signings Bilic wants to go after in the transfer market.
West Ham have a good infrastructure and a solid support base, which will help if the club can get into a good position inside the top eight by the end of the coming season.