The German international has completed three 90-minute stints in recent reserve games and was a member of the squad for Sunday's encounter with Middlesbrough.
Without a competitive start since Boxing Day, the elegant wing-back now feels ready to grace the first team stage once again after twice undergoing thigh surgery.
"I 'm fantastic at the moment, I feel fit and feel really, really good and I think the next step is the first team," he reported at Spurs Lodge.
"I've played three full games for the reserves and each one was a step further for me. In the last game against Wimbledon I felt really good and in training afterwards - I now feel 100 per cent fine.
"I don't care what fixture it is, I just want to get back and play. As I've said before, I am happy to be back on the pitch and, if I am there against West Ham, I will enjoy it."
Christian suspects that West Ham will present a stiff challenge to our Carling Cup ambitions and reveals a particular admiration for striker Jermaine Defoe.
"They have good players, especially Defoe - he is a fantastic striker. He is still young, has so many things to give and we have to be aware of that.
"West Ham are still a strong side. I saw them in the previous round against Cardiff where they were 2-0 down and came back to win with a Defoe hat-trick. It will be tough game and I like it like that."
Christian Ziege has declared himself fit and ready for Carling Cup selection against West Ham if called upon.