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ANDREW VORCE - Thursday, March 25, 2010
As Sebastian Lletget continues to impress at the West Ham United Youth Academy, his interactions with first team players have become more frequent, with one such player being USMNT defender Jonathan Spector.

"Being that I'm at West Ham I've been able to meet and train with a lot of great players, one of them being Jonathan Spector," Lletget told Yanks Abroad. "He's a great influence on the [field] and off the [field]."

"He gives me nothing but advice that helps in keeping me focused and his positive energy motivates me to keep working hard."

That hard work may pay off in the long run as reports have claimed a first team berth is definitely on the horizon for the former Santa Clara starlet. And if you'd let the player tell it, he'd rather his chance come sooner rather than later.

"My hope is that I will be able to make my debut with the first team in the near future," he revealed. "But I know that it's not easy and I have to continue working hard to obtain this goal of mine."

The Hammers could use a little bit of help, currently in 17th place in the Premier League, just three points above safety. Their next step towards survival comes on Saturday against Stoke City.

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