West Ham matchwinner Vaz Te: We deserve Premier League return

West Ham United matchwinner Ricardo Vaz Te was proud to fire them back into the Premier League yesterday.

Vaz Te said West Ham deserved their top flight return after his late strike sealed promotion to the Premier League as they beat Blackpool 2-1 in the npower Championship play-off final at Wembley.

"It's a great effort form the lads," the striker told Sky Sports 1.

"Its not about the goal, we showed great character. I think we deserved it.

"We're a Premier League side and we deserved to go up.

"It's terrific really. I feel like I have been blessed with a second chance in my career and it's great to be here."

Vaz Te also revealed he intends to approach the Premier League full of confidence.

"It is another step, a big challenge. We must get there with the mentality that we're a Premier League side and not there to fight for relegation," he said.

"West Ham is a great club."

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