“It was very good to be back,” Diame told West Ham TV. “I was happy to be playing again with all my friends and to see all the staff. I had a good moment on the pitch and I hope things are going well for the start of the season.
“I see everybody is focused to be in the starting XI. Everybody is working hard so this is good for the team. We just need to be focused on the first game against Cardiff because we know it is important to start well to make the season easier.”