Manager David Moyes was pleased with the display of his West Ham side in the 1-1 draw with Reading at The Select Car Leasing Stadium.
Moyes’ Hammers put in a solid display as the preparation for upcoming season continues, with Nayef Aguerd making his debut for the Claret & Blue army.
The goal from West Ham came from a Jarrod Bowen cross which Nikola Vlasic heading in to give our Irons a deserved lead, however this was cancelled out with Yakou Meite equalising later in the 2nd half of play.
Speaking to the clubs Official Website, Moyes was pleased with what he saw although felt the very hot temperatures made the pace of the game suffer.
“It didn’t have a great intensity, the game,” said the boss. “But I think the temperatures would explain that a little bit, but it was good.
“We got a chance to get international players back and get some of them 45 minutes and some of them slightly longer.
“For an opening game I’m pleased with it, pleased with the fitness more than anything. We’ve got a lot I want to work on as far as football goes, but I can’t complain with how we’ve looked today.”
Moyes was particularly impressed with debutant Aguerd, who looked composed throughout his appearance and showed the qualities in why he was David Moyes’ number one defender target this summer.
“I’ve been really impressed by Nayef Aguerd,” admitted Moyes.
“There’ll be elements of his game that will need to take time and probably the biggest thing will be just adapting to the Premier League as far as I’m concerned.
“But he’s a very good player, a good footballer, we know that, and hopefully we get to see that from him in the coming months and years.”