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Feghouli motivated by team spirit

Filed: Monday, 20th June 2016
By: Staff Writer

Sofiane Feghouli believes his new team have the ability to challenge the Premier League's finest next season.

Feghouli, who has agreed to join West Ham on a free transfer says he was hugely impressed by the team's fighting spirit and determination under Slaven Bilic last term, when they finished a respectable seventh.

And he believes that West Ham can achieve even more in the 2016/17 campaign, which kicks off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 13 August.

"This season, with three games to go, West Ham were close to fourth place," Feghouli told L'Equipe.

"There was nothing in it. It's a balanced league. And if the club continues like that, with humility and a lot of ambition, it could lead to something really good.

"There's a spectacular enthusiasm around this club at the moment and to be supported like that can only motivate you."

The 26-year-old, who will officially join the Hammers on 1 July recently explained why he opted to move to England when he had also received several offers from around Europe.

"After considering the options with my family, I think it became an option that instantly stood out from the others," he added.

"The direction of the club, the new stadium, the squad, the manager and the opportunity to play in the Premier League made it an easy decision for me to join."

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