Obinna future rests on form
Victor Obinna is enjoying life at West Ham and has refused to rule out the possibility of a permanent move.
Last Updated: 14/12/10 1:00pm
Victor Obinna is enjoying life at West Ham and has refused to rule out the possibility of making a permanent move.
The Nigeria international joined the Hammers on a season-long loan over the summer, having found himself on the fringes of the first-team fold at Italian giants Inter Milan.
He has impressed greatly during his short time in England, with the speed at which he has settled at Upton Park one of few positives for the club this season.
Their ongoing troubles continue to see them locked in a relegation dogfight, but Obinna is loving every minute of his time in the Premier League.
He hopes the Hammers can drag themselves clear of trouble over the coming months and has left the door open for an extension to his current agreement to be struck, should he be able to maintain his high standards for the remainder of the campaign.
"I've been having a wonderful time since the beginning and like I said from when I was first here, football is going to speak for me - not saying I'm going to do this and do that," Obinna told the club's official website when pressed on his future.
The 23-year-old forward admits his introduction to the English top flight could have been easier, taking into account West Ham's struggles, but he feels both he and the club have started to find their feet of late.
"We didn't start very well. Losing the first four games was not good and really affected the team," he added.
"Gradually we've been trying to pick up wins but it's not been easy.
"The Premier League is the toughest league in the world and obviously the fastest. In terms of physique, you have to be prepared."