Benrahma delighted to have escaped


Benrahma delighted to put Hammers nightmare behind him

Saïd Benrahma, now plying his trade at Lyon, has shed some light on his departure from West Ham United, citing a lack of connection with manager David Moyes as a factor.

After garnering interest from various Ligue 1 clubs, including Lyon and Marseille, Benrahma opted for a move to Lyon on loan until the end of the season, with a potential permanent deal in the cards. His decision was influenced by Lyon’s genuine interest and the support he felt from the city.

Since joining Lyon, Benrahma has hit the ground running, quickly establishing himself as a key player and notching his debut goal in a victory over Metz. Reflecting on his goal-scoring moment, he expressed his joy and relief, feeling a newfound calmness on the pitch.

Speaking about his move the Algerian winger said: “Lyon showed a real interest in me. There was no hesitation about that. Afterwards, I can really feel the support”.

Benrahma delighted to have left West Ham

Benrahma delighted to have left West Ham

Before leaving West Ham, Benrahma seemed burdened, with doubts lingering about Moyes’ role in his signing. However, his move to Lyon appears to have lifted that weight off his shoulders, evident in his return to form on the pitch.

Benrahma’s resurgence underscores a player rediscovering his mojo after a challenging spell.

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  • danigood82 says:

    With any luck, should Moyes depart, I would welcome Benny back for another chance under a new manager

  • Martin61 says:

    I’ve always liked Benny. He has worked really hard to improve from being the big fish at Brentford to being a big cog in a team beginning to establish itself as a regular top 10 performer……….and then there was that pen in Prague…….how can you not live home.

    However, however hard he has worked, he has always looked a bottom half EPL player. Moments of brilliance regularly overtaken by errors, misjudgements an bad decisions.

    We need players who are more consistent to ensure we become an established top 10 club…..and more.

    Devo and Payet are street miles above Benny, at a lower level, Stan ‘ the man’ Lazaridis was better imo.

    We need to be aiming higher in standard of player and whilst I will always give Benny a cheer if he returns he is not good enough to help push us forward.

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