Javier Hernandez says West Ham's Patrice Evra is 'top level'

Javier Hernandez of West Ham celebrates scoring his teams second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August 19, 2017 in...

West Ham United brought the Frenchman to the club on a free transfer.

West Ham United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is seen on the substitutes bench during the English Premier League football match between Huddersfield Town and West Ham United at the...

Hammers ace Javier Hernandez spoke exclusively to the club's official website, and raved about the quality of new signing Patrice Evra, explaining why the Frenchman still has so much to offer at the very highest level.

West Ham completed the signing of the 36-year-old on Wednesday on a free transfer, and despite his wealth of experience in playing at the top level, many fans and pundits have questioned whether he will still be able to handle the intense nature of the Premier League.

Olympique de Marseille new football player France's Patrice Evra answers journalists' questions during a press conference on January 26, 2017 at the Robert-Louis Dreyfus stadium in...

Evra left Manchester United for Juventus in the summer of 2014, before moving on from Turin to Marseille two-and-a-half years later.

He has not played a competitive game since November, following a controversial incident which saw him jump into the crowd and attempt to kick out at a fan.

Hernandez, though, who played with Evra during their time together at United, insisted that the left-back will prove to be a quality signing for the Hammers, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

Javier Hernandez of West Ham United celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and West Ham United at St Mary's Stadium on August 19, 2017...

“I’m very happy because he’s going to be a very important character and person inside the dressing room and, on the pitch, I know his fitness is always at the top level and he’s always been a top professional and worked very hard. He has three or four more years to give at the top level of football. He has leadership, talent and professionalism, a lot of experience, a winning mentality and belief that you can achieve everything that you want. That’s why Patrice has had an unbelievable career so far and hopefully can give us his best, too, and help the team.”

West Ham play host to Watford in the Premier League today, and Evra will be hoping to earn his debut in the famous Claret and Blue shirt.

It is a game that the Hammers must win, with just three points separating themselves and 18th placed Stoke City.

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