Gokhan Tore joined West Ham on a one-year loan last season but revealed that he has already settled in and been made to feel welcome.
Tore also stated that he is delighted to be working with head coach Slaven Bilic once again. The Croatian manager coached the 24-year-old winger for two seasons during his time in charge of Besiktas.
The Turkish international has actually played under the stewardship of Bilic longer than any other current West Ham player.
“It is great to be working with him again, I am excited and he has a special place for me,” he said.
“He knows what I want and I know what he expects,”
The explosive winger featured in the East London based clubs 3-0 victory over Karlsruher yesterday in what was his second appearance – friendly games – since joining from Besiktas on a one-year loan a fortnight ago.
“I am really happy here and have already settled in,” Tore was quoted as saying by the Milliyet.
The 24-year-old midfielder also underlined that he wants to make his country proud and pave the way for more Turkish players to join Premier League sides.
Tore is one of two Turkish international players contracted to a Premier League club with the other being Enes Unal who joined Twente on a one-year loan today.
There are also now a total of four players of Turkish origin born in Germany in the Premier League – Mesut Ozil, Emre Can, Ilkay Gundogan and Tore.
“I want to be a good example to my country and give an opportunity for Turkish players of the future over here,” he added.