David Moyes has changed his tune on the fantastic Said Benrahma.
The 26-year-old was in brilliant form for the Hammers last night and he single handedly dragged us back into the game against Genk.
Said Benrahma scored a goal in the 59th minute to get us back level.
The Algerian ace then scored a wonderful solo goal to put us 2-1 up:
The game ended up in a draw. It was a decent result away from home and we are now within touching distance of winning Group H.
Just one more point is needed from our final two games in order to do just that.
David Moyes praises fantastic Benrahma
The Algerian was eased into life in the Premier League slowly by Moyes last season.
Even when he played well, the Scot played down the Algerian’s quality to reporters by suggesting that he needs to be better with the ball and in his defensive work.
Moyes changed his tune last night, however, and finally gave the 26-year-old winger the praise he so rightly deserves, as quoted by Football.London:
“Fantastic. I thought Benrahma played well tonight and I thought he did a lot of good things which in recent games I have not been quite so sure but today he has played well and obviously got a couple of goals as well. The first goal was great, what a goal and it was a great individual goal. The second goal so, so good. Tonight he really pleased me because I thought tonight he released the ball at the right moment. I saw the individual actions he took, I thought more of them came off. So we’re making sure that Benrahma is aware of what the standards are and what we expect of him. I’m really pleased for him today that he got the goals because he needs it as well. I think he needs it himself for a little bit of confidence.”
Benrahma should be full of confidence after his exploits last night.
And even more so after hearing Moyes’s comments on his display.
This is Benrahma’s time to reach another level.
The 26-year-old is more than capable of doing just that. He proved it last night…emphatically.