West Ham sensation Martin Samuelsen criticises Manchester City, thrilled with new club

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Martin Samuelsen is glad to be a West Ham player, and was not happy at former club

West Ham wonderkid Martin Samuelsen has told Norwegian outlet NRK he is delighted to be at the club.

The youngster is impressing on loan at Peterborough United, recently starring against Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup.

Samuelsen signed with the Hammers in the summer, leaving Manchester City, and he has had harsh words for the team he left behind, feeling he was never going to be given a chance.

He told NRK: "I was met with constant resistance from the team in terms of playing.

"They tried for some strange reason to make me into a one touch player. That I was not interested in that at all."

Samuelsen's dribbling is a big part of his game, and it is understandable he was reluctant to give this a back seat.

Elaborating on his time at City, he added: "It was like a dream I've had since I was very small, but I then gradually faded away with every game I did not play and for every time I heard that I was not good enough.

"It was very tough, it was perhaps the toughest of all. But I'm glad I did not give up and carried on."

Samuelsen made his debut in the West Ham first team last summer in the Europa League against Lusitans, and admitted he could not believe it.

He said: "It was indescribable, really." He added in regards to his nerves: "It was a sickening experience."

The winger has a good chance of making it into West Ham's first team squad next season if he can impress in pre-season this campaign.

There are great hopes for the 18-year-old, and if he goes on to become a superstar, he will really make Manchester City regret letting him go.

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