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Cornet makes his preferred position known

David Moyes – despite having bought left sided Maxwel Cornet – is likely to still be looking for an out and out left back before the summer window slams shut in just over three weeks time.

For the £17 million signing from Burnley has made it clear that despite being pretty versatile on the left side, his preferred position is in an attacking role.

And with Aaron Cresswell having clearly reached his ceiling as our left back it surely means a full time left sided defender is now seriously required.

Various names have been thrown into the mix but Moyes has a real job on his hand with the clock ticking on the window with a new central defender required along it seems with a midfielder also being on his agenda.

Cornet has been explaining how and where he likes to play and it’s clear that defensive duties are low on his list of priorities.

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He explained to West Ham TV :“Just score goals, just play on the front. For me it’s the position to score goals, so (that’s my preferred position).

In 61 games as a left winger, Cornet has scored 22 goals and laid on nine assists. And in 54 games on the right wing, the number 14 has managed 19 goals and 10 assists. At centre-forward Cornet has scored eight goals and provided three assists in 33 games.

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6 comments on “Cornet makes his preferred position known

  1. We all knew he wasn’t a left back despite the media saying it was a position of his, just like Antonio isn’t a right back, they may have played the position because they were asked too but ultimately they are wingers.

    • Which is the opposite to what several say on the fb group. As FAR AS THE KOSTIC STORY IS CONVERENED IT SHOWS THAT A WEST HAM DEAL IS INDEED FINALLY DEAD AND THAT, GIVEN NOBIODY WANTS TO PAY FOR ANYTHING ON HERE, WE NEED TO EARN MONEY TOO! Nothing’s for nothing. Neither of us need feedback on editorial policy – been doing it too long and let’s not be naive about needing to earn money.

      • In a healthy community everyone needs feedback thats how we grow and improve, its a gift when you receive it from your readers, I am feeding back that imho you have spun the Kostic story to death, it’s no longer a West Ham story, doesn’t affect us and I find it annoying that we are still talking about him, if I am feeling that it’s probable others are too, which could affect how many visits you get in the future. I rarely give you any negative feedback and appreciate as a site what you provide, so if I do then it is saying something, am not saying I am right, which is why I qualified it with that I was happy to be shot down and have this debate but it’s ok imho to share an opinion on a player that was never coming to us, when it is obvious why it is being done and it’s not or at the very least most tenuous of West Ham news, Lingard and Onana were genuine targets that would or could have been West Ham players I didn’t feedback on that despite there beings huge amounts especially on Lingard of articles, as supporters we are having a hard enough time of it in this window, without being antagonised further with stories in our feeds that are not going to result in an improvement to our squad or feeling about whats happening to our club.

        I repeat at the end, the feedback whether sounding negative is mean’t genuinely to help you understand that sometimes contextually it is worth losing a revenue opportunity to keep the readership happy as that makes the business more sustainable in the long term, i.e. short term loss for long term gain (not saying I am right but that’s how I feel, you will decide what’s best for you and that’s right)

        • Given I have no understanding of medicine, teaching, science or most other professions I wont give people in them feedback. Not my job. After 50 years plus in mine i don’t need any help from those who have no idea how the profession works, This is not a community per se – it is a forum based on our editorial policy with an eye to finance which I would not expect to you to worry about. Stick to football please. Thank you. I have listened to your views and we will leave it at that. The issue won’t be addressed again. Feel free to scroll on if you disapprove of how we operate? We have been operating for 10 years and have grown from 6k to 250k – 2 million page visits in July alone so we are doing ok thanks

  2. I have 20 years of coaching high performance teams in multiple different industries, so I know a bit about it and in all the most successful teams people listen to each other and value feedback especially the negative stuff, humility is important and focus on your customer, it’s clear from your response to me and also to others offering feedback that your not interested in your customers views if they don’t agree with you, you prefer instead to insult them and tell them to go away which is insightful, thanks for the learning.

    • So I won’t try to tell you how to coach high performance team as I have never done so but your comments re humility are more than amusingly ironic given some of your comments on here. If you believe that an editorial policy created by journos of some experience rather than a variety of views from nom journalists is insulting you are displaying some surprising sensitivity. Well done on your highly performing teams. I explained why the story was run and you didn’t accept it. That makes neither of us right just my opinion as the editor That’s how it works and the personal comments were not unexpected. I’ve stopped looking for insults having failed to find any. Just a straightforward answer which you found unacceptable.

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