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Kudus makes a promise

Mohammed Kudus has been the outstanding Hammers signing of the season for me and whether it was down to Moyes or Steidten no longer matters. And he is promising that tonight against Brentford we will be going in really hard for three points.

If we manage it that will be the first time in six attempts they haven’t beaten us but the Ghana international claims the squad is ready and will push all the way for the three points.

He has also made his own feelings clear on the Hammers much criticised manager David Moyes claiming he has a good relationship with him who along with  the coaching staff and his  teammates for helping him make the seamless transition to life at London Stadium.

Kudus makes a promise

Kudus, 23, has become an integral part of the Hammers set-up and tonight will be hoping to add goals to the six goals in 20 league appearances so far this term.

Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “You’ll see [how we plan to turn it around] on Monday. The ultimate goal is to find a way to win the game, especially in front of our own fans. The boys will be ready for it and we will push everyone to make sure we get the three points.

“Football is a game of ups and downs, but that’s the nature of the game and you can’t always have it all your own way. The most important thing is to keep your head down and keep doing what you’ve been working on in training.

“We’re going through a difficult spell but everyone is trying. We are not giving up – we are still trying to make it happen, taking players on and creating chances. That’s the most important thing for me – as long as you’re trying to change the situation then it will improve.

“My goals are to help the team as much as I can and win games and get points. We are in Europe now and want to make an impact as we won it last year, while we also want to challenge the top six teams in the league.

“Yes, 100% [we can win the UEFA Europa League]. We won the UEFA Europa Conference League last year, so we have the same mentality and approach every single game the same. It’s very possible. 

Kudus, 23, has become an integral part of the Hammers set-up since his summer move from Ajax, scoring six goals in 20 league appearances so far this term.

Mohammed Kudus

And he credited David Moyes, the coaching staff and his West Ham teammates for helping him make the seamless transition to life at London Stadium.

He added: “It’s good [his relationship with Moyes]. I’m still trying to learn every day as a team and as an individual to be the player I see myself being. I have learned a lot from the coaching staff and the players as well.

“Credit to the team and the coaches here for the fast start I made, as they helped me settle very well and improve every day. We are still learning and there’s still a long way to go.

“Everyone in general was helpful but Joseph [Anang] is from Ghana, so naturally we had so many similarities and got on very well. I’ve settled in quite well, which is important.

“It was a bigger step from Amsterdam [to the Premier League], but I know what it takes to play at this level and before I made the decision to come here I knew my capabilities and what I can do.

“It was a challenge I wanted to take on. Hopefully now I can help the team start winning again, and we can push on into the last bit of the season.”

 

About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

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