David Moyes believes that Kalvin Phillips could have a similar impact to Jesse Lingard and hopes he can use this opportunity to get “back on track”.
It has been an extremely quiet window for most teams, including West Ham. The only addition the Hammers have made to their squad is Kalvin Phillips on loan, but one man can have a massive impact.
Fans are hopeful that the midfielder can be as impressive on the pitch as he has been off of it. His work ethic seems to be spot on, and manager David Moyes is hoping he can do just as well as Jesse Lingard did three years ago.
“This time a couple of years ago we got Jesse Lingard, he really helped us,” the Scotsman confirmed. “I’m hoping Kalvin can have a similar impact as what Jesse had.”
Obviously, Phillips’ move to Manchester City did not go as well as either party would have hoped, but that does not mean he has not impressed Moyes still, particularly when he has played for England and he will be hoping that the opportunity to go to the European Championships will be motivation for the former Leeds man to find his form.
“His pedigree over the years has made me feel he’s a player I’d like to have at the club,” he explained. “For some time he’s been a mainstay of the England national team. He’s someone who has been a really good player. The move to City hasn’t worked as well as he would have liked.”
“Everybody has something to prove, Jesse had something to prove and Kalvin has as well. There is a big competition at the end of the season where he’ll be hoping to be in good form.”
“We’re talking about a boy with really good character. I think he’s got a chance now to get himself back on track. We’ve brought in another England international to our squad and that’s a big plus.”