Pablo Zabaleta says he’s “very happy” with West Ham’s performance on Monday night.
The Hammers earned their first victory of the season with a 2-0 win over Huddersfield and lifted themselves off the foot of the table.
Zabaleta made his home debut at London Stadium and the Argentine shone for Slaven Bilic’s side, playing a key role at both ends of the field.
The 32 year-old was deployed as a wing-back and excelled in front of the home crowd. Whether Bilic chooses to maintain this slightly more adventurous role will be interesting to see, but Zabaleta was comfortable in the position and pleased with his performance.
Speaking to whu.com, he said: “I played as a wing-back against Huddersfield. It’s been a long time since I played in that position, but I was happy with the performance.
“I always tried to support in attack and also always try to be in the right position defensively. Overall I think we were solid at the back.
“We needed a performance like that as defenders, because in the last three games we conceded ten goals. That wasn’t good enough, so I’m very happy with the performance overall. The whole team did great.
Zabaleta quickly established himself as a crowd favourite during his stint at Manchester City, and the Argentine has already made a positive impression on Hammers fans.
Expect him to work his socks off at West Brom on Saturday.