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West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini: I am feeling good, I'm feeling strong

West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini feels he's nearing full match fitness.

Lanzini, who recently returned from a long-term knee injury, was introduced as a half-time substitute in defeat at Manchester City and created the Irons' best chance of the game for Andy Carroll.

“I am feeling good, I'm feeling strong, I'm happy to be back and feeling strong," he told whufc.com. “It's amazing to be back on the pitch and I am feeling like a player again and that is good!

“It was a very good recovery with two special guys and the recovery was long but good. For now, I feel I am getting stronger.

“It's very close to 100 per cent because now this was my second game and I played 45 minutes. I finished the game and I feel very good and not tired. The knee is not swelling which is fantastic news and I feel I am near to 100 per cent."

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