West Ham star Andriy Yarmolenko has spoken of his desire to return to action.

The Ukrainian international sustained a long-term injury to his Achilles tendon towards the start of the season.

Having joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund in the summer transfer window, Yarmolenko looked sharp until he was stretchered off in his new club’s Premier League encounter with Tottenham Hotspur in October.

The 29-year-old played 10 times for West Ham before his injury and caught the eye with some dangerous displays.

Yarmolenko was notably impressive as Manuel Pellegrini’s side came away from Everton with a 3-1 victory. The former Dynamo Kiev attacker netted his first two goals for the club in a vital win for the Hammers.

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As quoted by the club’s official website, the experienced winger discussed the support he has received from West Ham fans during his recovery from the Achilles injury.

Speaking of his excitement to get back on the London Stadium pitch, Yarmolenko said:

I’ve had so many positive messages from West Ham fans. For me it really helps. West Ham supporters are really passionate and I think we, as a group of players, we really appreciate that.

The atmosphere at London Stadium has been really good. When I come to the matches you can really feel the noise from the fans getting behind the team. I can’t wait to be back and to feel this again.

Now I’m only concentrating on my recovery because I want to be back soon.