The talented youngster is in a confident mood ahead of the new Premier League season, suggesting there is an underlying desire running through the squad to get involved in some competitive action.
He also claims that the standard in current training sessions is high, with everyone at the top of their game.
“Every player wants to play games, so if you say to someone would you rather run for an hour four times a week or play games, I’m sure every player would rather play games, so we’re really happy and excited about that,” he told whufc.com.
“I’ve personally played already three 90 minutes this pre-season and I’m loving it. This is probably the pre-season I’ve enjoyed the most. Everyone’s getting minutes, so it’s good for the whole team. Everyone’s sharp, the training’s sharp, we’re ready.”
Does Poyet have a chance of starting the season under Poyet?
It’s going to be difficult for him because the Hammers already have some high quality and experienced options in different midfield positions.
He may have to adapt slightly and switch to a different position to get a few more chances, but all he can do is keep his head down and work hard through the remaining pre-season games and if he features in the second leg of the latest Europa League qualifying game against Birkirkara.
If he trains intensely, he can get himself ahead of other options in terms of his fitness, leaving a positive impression in the back of Bilic’s mind, who won’t want any undercooked players featuring considering the need for the club to get off to a good Premier League start.