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Brilliant Benny “I’ve been waiting for this”

Said Benrahma may have enjoyed his best ever game in a Hammers shirt against Bournemouth and was delighted that his hard work and perseverance paid off.

Named man of the match, Benny was here there and everywhere carrying a serious threat and ended the game with his first goal in eight efforts – from the penalty spot.

Benny hasn’t always shown the sort of consistency that may have been required but this season things appear to be coming together really well for him and last night he looked very good indeed.

There was certainly a time when he was hardly at the top of the manager’s pecking order but finally the £30 million the club paid for him is beginning to look a real investment.

And after the game he was happy to discuss his growing confidence and the assistance he is receiving from the backroom staff telling the official site that he was feeling in very good nick indeed,

He said: “It was a great night! Back in the starting eleven. It was good. I’ve been waiting for this; I’ve worked hard to get back into the starting line-up and it paid off tonight.

I played the full 90 minutes, got on the scoresheet, my legs felt good; it’s really great for my confidence. I’m happy because it’s not easy… Tonight, I had to find my confidence, but I worked hard and was able to respond on the pitch.”

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“ I felt good on the pitch, and that gives me the confidence to work even harder in training. It all paid off tonight. Even if I was a bit wasteful at times, I’m happy, I felt healthy and I’m getting my sensations back.”

“I always try to give it my all. I’ve got a good relationship with the coaches; they know how to boost my confidence; they know what I’m capable of. Bit by bit I’m feeling better and getting my sensations back.”

I hope we keep winning because we started pretty badly, although we’ve played well at times. We have to keep taking it game by game, we have great players…”


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5 comments on “Brilliant Benny “I’ve been waiting for this”

  1. He’ll be gone in the summer lets hope we get our money back on him before he goes somewhere else and becomes a 50m player like Haller and Anderson .. Moyes doesn’t like him plain and simple. He had better numbers in the Premier league then Paqueta did in ligue 1 … more goals more assists. Moyes for whatever reason needs to put an arm around him because giving him a public kick up the ass even when he plays well isnt having the desired effect .

  2. His link up play with Cresswell and Rice was excellent – doing what a winger should. He knows he’s got competition when Cornet is fit again. If Kehrer, as right back, and Soucek can provide Bowen with the same feed that may take some of the heat off Benni.

  3. Moyes definitely has his favourites and the rest get bits of games at best, regardless of form it seems. Benny looked very lively and a threat, and had a very good game (not hooked for once!) with just a couple of long shots over the bar to remove from his game to be brilliant. Well done Benny and an impressive penalty too!

    • A good person never mind a good manager should be free of bias. Moyes has his favourites and it us holding the team back and also affectingvtesm morale. Benny was excellent, he makes mistakes but he is always trying his best and is brave on the ball. Moyes has treated him poorly.

  4. I thought it was his best game for West Ham so far, he had a lot of the ball and was pretty tricky. More product for his efforts would be useful! 🙄

    Incidentally, I heard Danny Murphy on the radio describe his visit to the Olympic Stadium on Sunday, he said he enjoyed it and described the atmosphere as ‘rocking!’ He must have made his way back to the Station, describing getting away from the Stadium as a nightmare, with all the ‘Stop/Go’ boards and the ‘punters’ being treated like Cattle – my opinion of him went up a bit! 👍

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