The Germany had 60 minutes in the 4-1 win at West Bromwich Albion.
"It was really nice to play again as obviously it was my first game back after six months," he told West Ham TV. "It's something I've been looking forward to for a long time. This was my first game back and to come through it was fantastic.
"Of course I want to play in the first team as soon as possible and I need to speak to the manager.
"After the game today I'm pleased to say that I'm feeling good, I'm in good shape. We'll wait and see when I play for the first team but hopefully it will be pretty soon."