West Ham United’s assistant manager Alan Irvine addressed the media after our 4-0 win over Doncaster today and delivered his verdict on Said Benrahma, as quoted by Football.London.

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The 25-year-old joined the Hammers on a season-long loan from the Bees in October for £4 million. The east London club have an obligation to buy the Algeria international for £25 million in the summer (Eurosport).

Much was expected of Benrahma after he swapped west London for east London.

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The Algerian hasn’t quite hit the heights he is undoubtedly capable of yet, however.

He still needs a bit more time to settle but he has shown us glimpses of his incredible talent.

Said Benrahma superb for West Ham today

The 25-year-old was exceptional against Doncaster in the FA Cup this afternoon.

When speaking to reporters, Alan Irvine suggested that Benrahma needs a goal as soon as possible to help kickstart his Hammers career, as quoted by Football.London:

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“Along with everyone else played very well. Would have been great to get a goal and the sooner the better. A goal would do his confidence good but he was good today along with everyone else.”

Irvine is right. A goal would do Benrahma the world of good. It will undoubtedly come. He just needs to remain patient.

Even without a goal yet, he has shown how much of a difference he can make for us.

And Benrahma’s rewards are surely just a round the corner.

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