My best is yet to come for the Hammers, insists on-loan striker Jonathan Calleri

Jonathan Calleri has said that the best is yet come from him in West Ham shirt

My best is yet to come for the Hammers, insists on-loan striker Jonathan Calleri
Above: Jonathan Calleri in action during West Ham's 1-0 win over Accrington Stanley | Photo: Getty Images

West Ham United striker Jonathan Calleri has said that the best is yet to come from his season-long loan at the London Stadium.

Trying to settle in 

Calleri arrived in Stratford with a lot of pedigree, scoring 39 goals in 90 appearances over the last two season with both Boca Juniors and Sao Paulo. 

However the striker is yet to get off the mark for the Hammers in his seven appearances so far, and with Andy Carroll, Andre Ayew and Diafra Sakho injured, the 23-year-old believes that the goals will come eventually. 

“The fans have not seen the best of me just yet and I know I can give a lot more," Calleri told whufc.com. “The style of play here is very different and it can take a few months to settle in. I remember it took a while for Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to settle in and then they did really well. I am hoping that I can leave my mark at the Club." 

He added: “The move is going really well at the moment and I really love the city of London, especially walking around and taking in the sights." 

Calleri continued: “But I know in a few months time, once I have fully settled in that I will be able to show everyone what I can do and make the West Ham fans happy.”

Above: Carlos Tevez during his time with West Ham United | Photo: Getty Images
Above: Carlos Tevez during his time with West Ham United | Photo: Getty Images

Following in his footsteps 

Calleri will be the first Argentine forward since cult club hero Tevez back in the 2006-07 season. The striker played a major part in the club's Premier League survival, and Calleri admitted that he would love to follow in Tevez's footsteps at the club. 

He said: “I would love to follow in the footsteps of Carlos Tevez. He is a unique player and in Argentina people still speak about what he achieved at West Ham and in England." 

Calleri concluded: “We all remember how he saved the Club from relegation and I hope I can achieve just a quarter of what he achieved here.”

West Ham United's next fixture sees them take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, October 15 with kick-off at 5:30pm BST.