West Ham United have an opportunity to finish the season on a bright note by winning the UEFA Conference League, and face Fiorentina in the final in Prague on Wednesday.

Ahead of the Hammers’ clash against the Serie A side, Pablo Fornals had a chat with AS to discuss several topics.

The midfielder made 17 league starts, with the majority of those coming in the first two months of the season. He was in tears after he scored in West Ham’s 4-0 win against AFC Bournemouth in April.

Fornals talked about the difficult season he had with the London club. AS now asked him to elaborate on the that topic.

“This is my fourth season here. In the first [year] I played a lot. But this year, perhaps due to my fault and also due to my partner’s merit, I didn’t have as many minutes. But I always have ambition and, I insist, I never gave up,” he said.

“It hasn’t been an easy season… life doesn’t revolve around you, and if your partner is doing well, all you can do is push for when it’s your turn. And it has gone well for me, because in recent weeks I have recovered sensations.”

The Spain international arrived at West Ham from Villarreal in 2019 and is delighted with the experience he has had so far in England.

“A lot [has changed in four years in London]. Four years is a long time. I have played many minutes in the Premier League and I can always say that I did not return after six months. I’ve been a father here, I’m getting married while here. This experience is very positive,” Fornals explained.

The 27-year-old has over 12 months left on his contract and his long-term future with David Moyes’ side still needs to be clarified.

When the newspaper asked Fornals about his contract situation, he said: “I am waiting for the club to decide or say something. But today is not the time to talk about that.”