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International star expresses his desire to do well for West Ham

Jose Fonte feels that it is an honor to play for the Portugal national team with whom he won Euro 2016, but is aiming to help improve the performances of West Ham in the Premier League.

The 33 year old joined Slaven Bilic’s side in January after a seven year spell with Southampton, where he served as club captain. The defender is currently with the Portugal national team ahead of the World Cup qualification match against Hungary on Saturday evening and a friendly against Sweden next week.

Fonte said to the West Ham website, “I look forward to it, obviously. It’s always an honour to play for your country. It will be good to see the boys and to be with them, but I want to succeed here. I want to win here.

“Obviously I want to win with Portugal and we’ll give our best but I want to win with West Ham and start to put things right and start to get good results.”

The Hammers have been sluggish in defence this season and they will hope that the experience of Fonte can help to rectify that.