West Ham United manager David Moyes has changed his stance on Said Benrahma after the Algerian impressed.
Moyes publicly told Benrahma he must work on his ball retention and decision-making to keep his place in the team.
The winger is on loan from Brentford with West Ham having an option to buy if the attacker impresses the Scottish manager.
Speaking to West Ham’s official website, the manager said that Benrahma has improved immensely on his weakness.
“The biggest thing I’m working on with Said Benrahma is getting him used to the Premier League. I don’t think we need to work on any one specific thing. You always bring people in and people expect so much, so quickly,” said Moyes..
He emphasized that adapting to the Premier League was always going to be a challenge for the 25-year-old who is starting to show glimpses of his quality.
“Quite often, with the boys I’ve brought in from the Championship, I’ve never started them quickly, I’ve always taken my time and tried to bring them on at the right speed. Everybody wants things done much, much quicker these days.
“I think Said is doing well. He’s come on nicely. There are parts of his game I want him to improve on, but it’s a big jump up from the Championship to the Premier League and it doesn’t always happen overnight for everybody,” he added.
West Ham fans have also been showing a lot of support for the skillful winger on social media and even suggesting that he be tied down as soon as possible. Should the London side decide to sign him, the Algerian will be subjected to another medical examination and a new permanent contract.
After 11 league games, the forward is still looking for his first goal in the colours of the Hammers. Last weekend, the Premier League side thrashed Doncaster Rovers and the loanee played the entire 90 minutes and laid an assist for the second goal.
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