West Ham youngster Nathan Holland spoke to reporters after last night’s defeat to Wolves, and shared what Manuel Pellegrini told him before he came on as a second-half substitute, as quoted by the club’s official website.
The Hammers were quite simply pathetic last night against Wolves. They put in a limp display and thoroughly deserved to lose the game 2-0.
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Holland was brought on in place of Mark Noble after 71 minutes.
And he never really had a chance to influence the game.
The 21-year-old has been on fire for the Hammers’ developmental side this season, racking up nine goals and six assists in 11 appearances.
And West Ham fans will be hoping that he is given more chances over the course of the next few weeks and months.
Holland spoke to WHUFC.com after last night’s game, and shared what Pellegrini told him before bringing him on:
“I’m happy with how I did. I just tried to be positive. The gaffer told me to be brave and go one-v-one and to get a cross in so early obviously settled the nerves. At the end of the day, it’s just a football game from there.”
West Ham face Arsenal next, before travelling to Southampton the following week.
And after Robert Snodgrass’s shocking display last night, Holland will surely be given more chances to shine over the course of the next 10 days.