Marko Arnautovic says he was ‘very happy’ to mark his full West Ham debut with a goal.
The Austria international – who joined from Stoke City for a club record £25 million earlier this month – scored the equaliser against his former employers Werder Bremen in Lohne on Saturday, reacting quickest to poke in a dangerous cross from full-back Arthur Masuaku.
Toni Martinez then put the Hammers ahead with his first professional goal, before Tuning Zhang’s late strike made the score 2-2 on the night, and gave Bremen a 3-2 aggregate victory to take home the Betway Cup.
Despite the result, Arnautovic said he was pleased to get on the scoreline: “First of all, it was very good that I played the full 90 minutes,” he began speaking on whufc.com. “In the first half, I think we showed that we dominated the game a lot and Werder Bremen were sitting back waiting for the counter-attack.”
He then added: “Of course, I’m very happy with the goal but for me personally, our second goal was amazing, how we played this out and the finishing.”
“We are very pleased for this and now we keep going and we have another ten days until the Premier League starts.”