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Tristan eyes Hammers chance
17 Dec 2008 - 11:53:35
Spanish striker Diego Tristan is hoping to be handed a first-team a chance with West Ham in the near future, having scored twice for the reserves against Chelsea.
The 32-year-old helped the Hammers' second string to a 4-3 win over their Blues counterparts, before turning his attention towards making an impact in the first team at Upton Park.
Tristan told the club's official website: "For a striker goals are always important for your confidence and it was also good for me to play 90 minutes and get back into the rhythm of a match.
"It will give me confidence even if it is a reserve game, because goals are the lifeblood for every striker.
"I am working well and feeling better every day in training and although I've not had the chance to play every week, it was a good chance for a run-out.
"It is important to be ready for when the team needs me and I hope I can make a contribution with my goals.
"I know that Carlton Cole and Craig Bellamy are doing very well, but I want to have my chance and I hope to get it soon.
"I am satisfied with my progress. It is fine playing for the reserves, but my aim is to be out there playing every weekend."