West Ham United boss David Moyes delivered a mixed verdict on the performance of Said Benrahma against Burnley last night, as quoted by Football.London.

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The 25-year-old winger has made a slow start to life at the London Stadium.

The Algeria international originally joined the Hammers on a season long loan from Brentford in October.

David Moyes then made the move a permanent one for around £25 million in January (Goal).

Said Benrahma (Photo by JON SUPER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Benrahma has suffered badly from a lack of confidence. It is little wonder either, considering the fact that every time he has played he’s been the one who Moyes consistently singles out for criticism.

David Moyes delivers Said Benrahma verdict

The Algerian was superb for West Ham against Burnley last night. He made a huge difference for us after we went 1-0 down.

Moyes spoke to reporters after the game and chose to highlight where Benrahma still needs to improve, however, as quoted by Football.London:

David Moyes (Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“I thought Said did a lot of good things tonight, but I thought there were a couple of things which he didn’t do so well and we are looking for the consistency from him. He got himself a couple of chances to score and made his chances, but I am hoping we have got [more of] them coming. I have a lot of belief in him, I think he is a boy who is going to take a little bit longer than most to settle for lots of reasons but I think he is just going to come into the squad now and help us a lot in the remaining four games and I hope we see that in the games to come.”


Moyes is right to demand more from Benrahma. The Algerian certainly has a lot more in the tank.

Last night’s display gave everyone a glimpse of what he is truly capable of.

We can’t help but think that the Scot’s comments on Benny haven’t helped him at all this season, however.

The 25-year-old seems like a player who needs an arm around him. He’s just isn’t getting that from Moyes at the moment.

Hopefully Benrahma’s undoubted quality will shine through in the end. And last night’s performance surely makes him a shoo-in to start against Everton next week.

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