Ricardo Vaz Te: West Ham deserve to be in the Premier League

17:42 19 May 2012

Ricardo Vaz Te scored West Ham

Ricardo Vaz Te scored West Ham's second with just three minutes remaining


Portuguese hails character of his team-mates

West Ham’s play-off hero Ricardo Vaz Te believes the Hammers are back where they belong- in the Premier League.

The January signing from Barnsley scored the winner three minutes before full-time to secure a 2-1 win for the east Londoners.

“It was perfect, it was a great team effort,” he told Sky Sports. “We showed tremendous character.

“We deserve to be in the Premier League, we are a Premier League side.”

And Vaz Te believes the Hammers must aim high and avoid another relegation dog fight.

“It’s a big challenge,” he added. “We must go there with the mentality of a Premier League side and not fight for relegation.

“West Ham are a massive club and we will give it out best.”

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