New young star Dan Chesters lifts the lid on what David Moyes and Mark Noble said to him as he came on for his West Ham United debut against Genk.
West Ham fans are in dreamland at the moment with their side cruising at the top of Europa League Group H following a perfect three wins from three.
And one more victory will see West Ham confirmed as group winners and into the last 16 of the competition.
But it was also a dream night for rising young star Dan Chesters.
West Ham are proudly known as the academy of football with Declan Rice and Ben Johnson the latest in a long line of stars to have emerged from the Hammers production line.
And Chesters joined an illustrious list when he made his West Ham debut in the 3-0 win over Genk.
West Ham fans love seeing young players get a chance in the first team.
And Chesters was given the opportunity by Moyes having shone for West Ham’s Under 23s.
And it seems Moyes agrees, giving the tenacious midfielder his Hammers bow in front of nearly 50,000 fans at the London Stadium.
Young star Chesters lifts lid on what Moyes and Noble said to him as he came on for West Ham debut
Chesters was grateful to Moyes for giving him his first taste of senior football saying it left him ‘lost for words’.
And after the game he revealed what the manager and skipper Noble said to him as he came on to make his debut.
“David gave me the shout and I’m just thankful for the opportunity,” Chesters told whufc.com.
“To be fair the crowd was hyping me up and giving me lots of encouragement so I was excited to get on the pitch. He (Moyes) said ‘just try to create an impact and have fun’…
“I think Nobes kept coming down the right hand side to try and get me on the ball as much as he could so I’d like to thank him as well.
“He (Noble) just said ‘go and have fun and run hard’.”
Chesters said he hopes to continue to have an impact for the Under 23s and keep himself in the back of Moyes’s mind for future squads.
Team flying in all competitions, a great bunch of players, a great manager and academy players getting their chance in the first team.
What a time to be a West Ham fan.