Victor Moses has stated that it will be an emotional game for him when West Ham entertain his former club Crystal Palace in this weekend's English Premier League clash.
Moses, who is on loan to Champions League chasing West Ham from Chelsea, made his debut for Palace aged 16 in 2007.
He went on to make 69 appearances for the London-based team.
In an interview on West Ham's official website, Moses however said despite his link with Palace, he hopes West Ham secure the three points.
“It is always emotional when I play against Crystal Palace," Moses said. "I started there when I was young and progressed from from the youth team into the first-team.
“I have lots of good memories there and the staff and manager always looked after me. I really enjoyed my time at Palace.
“My old team-mates like Sean Scannell call me and ask me how I feel about facing my old club but that is part of football.
“The most important thing now is that I am a West Ham player and we just need to concentrate on making sure we get the three points. We are looking good in training and we need to keep doing what we are good at.
“Crystal Palace will want the victory on Saturday and I am sure they will be doing everything to stay in the Premier League. They will come to the Boleyn Ground and will want to express themselves.
“But we need to focus on our tactics and try to stop them as we look to come away with the victory and get into the top four.”
He added: “Selhurst Park is not an easy place to go as Palace have quality players and they were flying at the time, but we managed to come away with a 3-1 win.
“We had good spirit and momentum and it was a great game for us. I am sure they will want revenge but we are ready for the task and we are looking forward to the game.”Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN