West Ham United have the opportunity to conclude their season on a positive note by clinching the UEFA Conference League title, as they prepare to face Fiorentina in the final in Prague on Wednesday.
As writes the SW, prior to the Hammers’ crucial match against the Serie A side, midfielder Pablo Fornals engaged in a discussion with AS, covering various topics. Fornals, who started in 17 league matches, predominantly during the initial two months of the season, experienced an emotional moment when he scored in West Ham’s 4-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth in April.
Reflecting on the challenging season he has had with the London club, Fornals opened up about his experiences. Having joined West Ham from Villarreal in 2019, the Spanish international expressed his delight with the overall journey he has embarked upon in England. With over 12 months remaining on his contract, Fornals’ long-term future with David Moyes’ side is still awaiting clarification.
He said: “This is my fourth season here. In the first [year] I played a lot. But this year, perhaps due to my fault and also due to my partner’s merit, I didn’t have as many minutes. But I always have ambition and, I insist, I never gave up,” he said.
“It hasn’t been an easy season… life doesn’t revolve around you, and if your partner is doing well, all you can do is push for when it’s your turn. And it has gone well for me, because in recent weeks I have recovered sensations.”
“A lot [has changed in four years in London]. Four years is a long time. I have played many minutes in the Premier League and I can always say that I did not return after six months. I’ve been a father here, I’m getting married while here. This experience is very positive,”
“I am waiting for the club to decide or say something. But today is not the time to talk about that.”