Martin Samuelsen comments on making his West Ham competitive debut

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The West Ham youngster made his debut in the Europa League.

Samuelsen arrived at the Hammers this summer from Manchester City, and he has spoken on his delight at making his debut for the club to the official website.

He said: “It felt amazing to play at the Boleyn Ground and it was a really good feeling. I was very nervous when Slaven first called me to go on but I wanted to enjoy the moment. The fans are amazing and I heard them supporting me. They made it easy for me to go on.

“It was important that we got the victory. We worked hard until the final minutes and thought we played well in the final stages of the game. Overall we had a good performance. I am confident we can make it through to the next round. ”

The Norwegian striker was introduced as a second-half substitute in the 1-0 victory over Birkirkara in the second qualifying round of the Europa League, and is expected to have a bright future ahead of him.

West Ham managed to sign the 18-year-old this summer, poaching him from Manchester City’s academy, where he was considered a real talent. A Norwegian youth international, it is good to see Hammers head coach Slaven Bilic already testing him out.

He earned his competitive debut after a strong performance in the pre-season friendly with Peterborough, in which Samuelsen scored, and looks to be a member of the first-team squad for these early Europa League fixtures.

If he starts to impress at competitive level, it may not be too long before the young forward is making a name for himself in the Premier League - and proving that West Ham were correct to sign him this summer.

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