Sunday Jul 30, 2017. 10:09
Ghana and West ham striker Andrew Ayew says he feels good and is looking forward to the 2017/18 English Premier League season.
The Hammers forward is hoping a full pre-season will help him pick up where he left off when the Premier Leagaue campaign begins.
Ayew ended the 2016/17 season in fine form, scoring five goals in the 13 appearances after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations in mid-February.
However, he admits the pre-season is very important and says he wants to ensure he prepares well this time around.
“I’m feeling good and working hard. We had long days in Austria and now we’re just at the beginning in Germany and we have a few games to come,” he told West Ham TV.
“We’re working hard here, trying to get fit, working together and getting to know each other, so it’s sweet.
“Pre-season is something which is very, very important and, for me, I’ve not been able to have a real pre-season for a long time because of the international games.
“I have always been coming back later, so to start the pre-season with the squad is quite good.
"I think I’m going to have a month or more with the squad before the pre-season starts so it’s a good opportunity for me to get myself back together and to feel good before the season.
“I think I was getting there [to my best form]. It was not my optimum, but I was getting there bit by bit by playing games. For me, it was a shame the season came to an end because I was starting to feel better after my injury.”