Arthur Masuaku sat down for an interview with the club’s official website and shared what David Moyes told him after West Ham’s draw with Manchester City on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Hammers ace is experiencing somewhat of a renaissance under David Moyes at the London Stadium this season.
Masuaku joined West Ham from Olympiacos in the summer of 2016 for around £6.2 million (The Times).
The Democratic Republic of Congo international displayed fleeting glimpses of magic during his first three seasons in east London.
But he was often played out of position.
Masuaku is now being deployed as a left wing-back by David Moyes, however. And it is clear for everyone to see that he is so much more comfortable playing there where there is less emphasis on his defensive ability.
The former Olympiacos man put in one of his best performances in a West Ham shirt against Manchester City at the London Stadium on Saturday.
And the 26-year-old spoke to WHUFC.com, sharing what David Moyes told him after the match:
“With me he talks a lot, he told me after the game how good I was and he says good things. That’s very good when you know the manager likes you. I’m just trying to play my game and give the trust back. At this moment I’m playing, I just try to keep my place in the team and hopefully help the team as much as I can.”
Masuaku is already proving to be a hugely important figure for West Ham.
In five Premier League appearances this season, the 26-year-old has racked up nine tackles, 31 ball recoveries, seven accurate long balls and 13 crosses into the box. He has also created two big chances (premierleague.com).
Let’s hope that the former Olympiacos man continues his fine form. Masuaku has totally transformed his image amongst the fans. He is now an extremely popular figure at the London Stadium.
And long may that continue.