When speaking to reporters, West Ham boss David Moyes had some encouraging words for Sadi Benrahma after last nights win over Everton, as quoted by the club’s official website.
The 25-year-old joined the Hammers on a season-long loan from Brentford in October for £4 million (Eurosport).
The east London club have an obligation to buy the Algeria international for £25 million in the summer (Eurosport).
Said Benrahma has had to be extremely patient, however.
The former Brentford ace had to wait until December 11th before making his first start for West Ham. Since then, he has only been given two starts.
David Moyes impressed by Said Benrahma
It seems as though he may well be starting to impress David Moyes, however.
The Scot praised the 25-year-old Hammers attacker after last night’s win over Everton, as quoted by the club’s official website:
“I’ve been asked a lot about Said Benrahma and tonight, for me, he was a team player as much as anything. As much as he’s an individual who makes things happen. I want team players and I thought he was a great team player tonight. Said played really well and hopefully he’ll improve. We don’t think everyone we bring in will go into the team right away. They have to earn it and show what they can do, but I think he did really well tonight.”
David Moyes criticised the mercurial winger earlier this week for his decision making and ball retention. So his words last night were a welcome surprise for both the player and the fans.
The Algerian clearly impressed Moyes last night with his incredible work-rate.
Let’s hope that the creative side of his game doesn’t suffer because of the Scot insisting on hard work and ball retention, however.
Moyes made it very clear that if his new signings don’t earn their chance, they won’t play.
Surely Said Benrahma has done enough now, however. Only time will tell as to whether the creative side of his game has been nullified because of his need to fulfil Moyes’s strict requirements, however.