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Hammer Zouma’s revealing Moyes quote

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Kurt Zouma has defied the idea that David Moyes is nothing but the hard taskmaster many fans believe him to be!

The manager has built a reputation over the years as being very much defensively minded but Zouma – in recalling his finest match for the club since joining in 2021 – makes it clear that’s not the case at all.

The central defender and skipper of course has remembers his game against Liverpool back then as his best for the club and one in which he scored a goal.

But he shared on the Hammers official site what the manager said before the game and it was anything other than that they should keep their backs to the wall.

And since then – given some of the creative players he has brought in Zouma’s words – may need remembering by a few of us.

As recalled by Hammers news Zouma says the manager’s words were: “One thing I do remember is the manager telling us to make sure we had fun out on the pitch. He said to us: ‘Guys, this is our home. We’re against a strong side but we’re at home and we have to show them what we’re about and make it hard for them’.”

Hmm, maybe some of us really have got him a bit wrong.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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