Former West Ham loanee Emmanuel Emenike says he learned a lot at club

Emmanuel Emenike scores the fourth goal for West Ham

The Nigerian now wants to force his way back into the first-team picture at Fenerbahce.

Emmanuel Emenike scores the fourth goal for West HamEmmanuel Emenike scores the fourth goal for West Ham

Former West Ham United loanee Emmanuel Emenike has spoken about his time at the club and his future this week.

The Nigerian striker is quoted by Haber Turk as having this to say about his spell at Upton Park in the second half of the 2015-16 season:

West Ham was a very important experience for me. There are many things I have learned.

West Ham's Emmanuel Emenike looks dejectedWest Ham's Emmanuel Emenike looks dejected

“I was back on my own at Fenerbahce. But sometimes we had bad periods. Now I see that I made ​​some mistakes and can criticise myself.”

He then went on to make it clear he wanted to remain with Fenerbahce next season – rather than head back out on loan from his Turkish parent club:

“Now I think it's my debt payment time.

Fenerbahce's Emmanuel EmenikeFenerbahce's Emmanuel Emenike

“When you leave the value of Fenerbahce you understand better, the ambiance is great ... even in European club is not possible to find such an environment.”

In the winter West Ham snapped up the former Super Eagles striker. The Hammers’ strikers were struggling at times with injury problems, with Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll all spending time on the side-lines.

West Ham manager Slaven BilicWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic

His time at the club was however less than successful. He scored twice against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup in what was his third game for the club. However, he failed to score again and these proved to be his only goals in 16 appearances at West Ham.

Now he is seemingly ready to try and win back the faith at his parent club and West Ham fans will no doubt wish him all the best in the future of his career.

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