David Moyes has heaped praise on a key performer following the victory over Bournemouth at London Stadium last night.
West Ham were overall the far more dominant side, however nerves were felt in the latter stages as the visitors pushed for an equaliser, but a late penalty from Said Benrahma put any doubts to bed as our Hammers secured a 5th straight home victory in all competitions.
Irons boss Moyes was quite-rightly delighted to see his side secure the vital win, which now sees West Ham in the top half of the table for the first time this season after a slow start. What is pleasing too is that the team is now starting to click, although still not quite at the levels we have come accustomed to in the previous 2 campaigns.
Moyes acknowledged this and when speaking to the press, as reported by TEAMtalk, the boss says that we are now looking up as our Premier League performances begin to reach the levels expected this season.
“Being manager is such fine margins,” admitted the boss. “I could have been stood here saying that we didn’t get the result we wanted because we didn’t take our chances. Now our league performances have started to improve and we are chasing down the teams above us in the league now.”
The manager also gave a rare special mention to goalscorer and star performer Benrahma, who’s warranted his start under Moyes with an excellent display, always causing the opposition problems and was quite rightly rewarded with a goal at the death.
“Said Benrahma is a huge performance player,” added Moyes. “We’ve been on at him about his goals and crosses. He’s had a slow start and we hope he is going to get even better now.”
The results sets our Hammers up well for another busy week, with the visit of Silkeborg on Thursday night in East London followed by a trip to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday. Fans will be hoping West Ham can go to Manchester now with the confidence and belief that 3 points can be gained in what would be a real statement.