David Moyes responded to reporters yesterday when asked what he thought of the performance of Said Benrahma for West Ham.
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The Algerian was eased into action slowly last season by the Hammers boss.
He has begun this season in fine form though. And it seems like he’s reaping the rewards from Moyes’s clever man-management.
The 25-year-old has been superb during pre-season for West Ham and he put in a top-notch display yesterday against Newcastle, bagging a goal and an assist for his team.
David Moyes plays down Benrahma form
The Scot is a manager who rarely praises his players.
We’re not arguing with him, his approach to man management has worked brilliantly since he returned as manager of West Ham 19 months ago.
And Moyes stuck to his guns when asked about Benrahma’s display yesterday, as quoted by Football.London:
“I think you can see a slight change in his play and his development, it can’t always be the Said Benrahma show it has to be for the team, that is what we’re interested in. At moments we need his individual ability to beat people, score us goals and make assists and he did that today.”
Who knows…perhaps Moyes praises the Algerian to the hilt behind the scenes.
In a way, his comments to the media take the pressure off Benrahma somewhat.
We thought Moyes’s treatment of Benny last season was baffling. Who are we to argue with the results, however?
The former Brentford man has been superb since the players returned for pre-season. Hopefully he will continue to get better and better.
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And if he does, Moyes will have to take a large chunk of the credit.