West Ham captain Kurt Zouma has opened up on his positive relationship with David Moyes stating he gives everything on the pitch for the manager.

Zouma, who was officially confirmed as our new club captain following the departure of Declan Rice in the summer, has commenced his captaincy tenure in positive fashion, with our Hammers currently occupying 7th spot in the Premier League after the opening 7 matches of the season.

The French international centre-back, who has seen a somewhat turbulent period of his pass after an off-the-field incident, has praised Moyes for standing by him and has shared his thoughts on what the boss means to him personally and also the team as a whole.

“For me personally he has been helping me in every aspect,” Zouma told BBC Sport. “With my game and outside of football he has been supporting me throughout everything, and I just can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me and I try to give it back on the pitch.

“That’s my way, on the pitch. Everything he has helped me through I have to give it back on the pitch.”

The new captain also gave his honest thoughts on the impact of his predecessor Rice’s much anticipated exit from east London, with Zouma in the firm belief that the club have handled the situation very well.

“We lost a top player, an important player, in Declan,” added the Hammers defender. “But I think the replacements that we made have been very clever.

“That didn’t affect us, to be fair, we knew he was going to go. He’s played some unbelievable games here, he’ll always be remembered here, but he’s an opponent now.

“The players that came in have bought into the project at West Ham, they’ve bought into the tactics, they’ve settled quickly as well. So we are pleased to have those guys and they’ve helped us make a really strong start to the season.”