Victor Moses will be doing everything to extend West Ham impressive unbeaten run even against his former club Crystal Palace.
It promises to be an emotional day for Moses who went to school just a few streets away from Selhurst Park and was given his breakthrough into the professional game by the Eagles after becoming one of the star performers at the club’s academy.
The Super Eagles of Nigeria winger made his debut for the club back in 2007 and spent three years at Palace before making a move to Wigan Athletic in 2010.
But the 24-year-old is determined to help the Hammers maintain their superb away form following memorable wins at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City.
“I remember playing at Palace for Liverpool and the fans gave me a great reception,” he said.
“I grew up there and spent most of my years at Palace. I really enjoyed my time there and it is good to see them in the Premier League.
“They have done really well this season and they will be a hard team to beat away from home. I am a West Ham player now and I just want to enjoy my football and help us get the three points.
“The West Ham fans always stick with the players and it is amazing how they support you all the time. I am very pleased to be here and enjoying my football.
“Alan Pardew has been at West Ham before and he is now doing very well at Palace. He organises the team very well, but we are working hard in training to make sure we go there and get the three points.
“I believe in the team and we have a good manager. I think we are going to surprise a lot of teams this season and will be up there.”
Moses is quite impressed with what his manager Slaven Bilic has done since arriving at the Boleyn Ground during the summer and feels he is getting the best out of everyone in the squad.
“Slaven is a top manager. He encourages you and gives you the right advice. He wants us to go out and enjoy our football. He wants me to do more as a player and help the team,” he said.
“He changed the philosophy of West Ham and everyone can see the difference. We are doing very well and we want to stick by him and do very well this season.”