Muhamed Besic says he was proud to be awarded a new contract and wants to prove it was the right decision for the club.
The two sides meet at Upton Park this weekend with the Hammers chasing a Champions League spot.
Gary Neville's spell as Valencia manager has been cut short after only three months in charge.
The challenge occurred as Scotland took on Denmark last night.
Gabriele Angella has started in Queens Park Rangers' last six matches.
The Rangers striker has not played since 16 February after injuring his knee.
Aston Villa are a club in crisis, but the former Danish number one says they have only themselves to blame.
The goalkeeper went down with a knee injury in the Republic of Ireland's 2-2 draw with Slovakia.
West Ham United are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table.
Scotland beat Denmark 1-0 at Hampden Park on Tuesday night.