Thomas Hitzlsperger has revealed his joy at being at the heart of the recent West Ham revival.
The German midfielder had been sidelined for most of the season with a thigh injury but his return to the team has coincided with a return to winning ways.
He was eye catching in the wins over Liverpool, Burnley and Stoke, particularly in the last two games, where he scored with his trademark left-footed thunderbolts.
And, after so long out with injury, he is clearly out to make up for lost time, telling the club's official website: "I'm enjoying playing my football again. That's three games and three wins, so what more could I ask for?
"I've scored again on Saturday and it's pure joy being out there. The fans are behind us and there is a very good atmosphere.
"We're in a difficult phase at the moment, but we seem to be handling the pressure very well.
"The business is not finished yet, though. There is a long way to go and we are looking forward to it."
Despite just playing only a few games, many fans are starting to get excited about the midfield triumvirate Hitzlsperger is forming with Mark Noble and Scott Parker.
"I think there is a very good understanding, even though we haven't played that many games with each other," he added.
"All three of us like to have many touches of the ball and to change our positions and be creative."