West Ham starlet Martin Samuelson shares highlight of his career - it's not his debut

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The 18-year old caught the eye in his pre-season cameos.

West Ham United youngster Martin Samuelson has picked the highlight of his short career to date, in an interview with whufc.com.

The 18-year old joined the Hammers this summer after three years with Manchester City’s development squad and has already tasted first team action in a Europa League qualifying clash.

His senior debut failed to rank as the main highlight, however, with his night as an unused substitute taking the crown.

“Being on the bench at Anfield was the highlight of my career; I hope I get a few more opportunities this season to show what I can do,” said the Norwegian.

“I got 30 minutes against Birkirkara which was a good experience; I’ve had a taste of playing at the Boleyn, under the lights, so I can’t wait to do it again.

“With a crowd in, it’s a fantastic atmosphere, a nice pitch and a great stadium. It’s just a great place to play football really,” he added.

The talented midfielder shouldn’t have to wait too long for his next taste of first-team football, given the regard in which Slaven Bilic clearly holds him in, and his impressive cameos in pre-season and in Europe will leave the Croatian in no doubt that he can trust the youngster.

Several clubs were thought to be interested in Samuelson – who has represented Norway at Under-16, 17 and 18 level – but the Irons prevailed and will now hope the young talent can realise his potential in the claret and blue of West Ham.

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