Said Benrahma has hinted that everything has been far from rosy for him at West Ham, and has made a plea to the fans.
The 27-year-old has been one of the Hammers’ best players so far this season in my opinion.
That’s just the way it has been for Benrahma since he made his £30 million move to the London Stadium (The Daily Mail).
Benrahma will always lose the ball more than his teammates because he tries things that they don’t. It’s the same with some of the Premier League’s best players, such as Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes.
And things haven’t been going great for Benrahma recently, he has admitted so himself…
Said Benrahma makes admission about life at West Ham
It has been clear to see that the Algeria international has been at a complete loss regarding Moyes’s inability to praise him unconditionally.
As a result, at times he has looked like a player totally devoid of confidence.
And Benrahma admitted that that has indeed been the case, when speaking exclusively to WHUFC.com:
I’m getting my confidence back, I feel good being back in the team. I’ve started getting to know everyone a bit better. I feel liberated, I’m focused, I’m just trying to play my football. This year, I’ve started to get that enjoyment back which I had lost a little bit, but now I’m playing my football and I hope that continues, hopefully with some victories. Because although I’m feeling good on the pitch, results aren’t going our way. I hope that after the break, we’ll come back stronger and I can continue to enjoy my football because we have a big, big team. It takes time to gel, but we are becoming more and more familiar with each other’s game. I hope I can continue this momentum.
Benrahma then went on to urge the fans to stick with the team:
I understand why they’re [the fans] a bit upset, but we’re hoping that they’ll keep supporting us because we really need them, they’re our 12th man. They always give us extra force and that doesn’t go unnoticed. I’m hoping they’ll keep pushing us and giving us love and encouragement.
I personally love Benrahma, and feel like he has been badly mismanaged by David Moyes.
It’s great that he has insisted that he is back to his best and enjoying his football now though.
Let’s hope that when Premier League football resumes at the end of next month, Said Benrahma helps fire West Ham back up the table.