Moyes admits Hammer has him tearing his hair out


By Hughie Southon

David Moyes has admitted that for all his wonderful qualities Lucas Paqueta has him pulling his hair out at times.

David Moyes-West Ham-Mohammed Kudus

Paqueta was probably at a different level to every other player in the game against Freiburg and of course scored a glorious goal on his 50th appearance.

For a man with an FA probe into betting irregularities hanging over him he is performing to a magnificent level and Moyes admits he loves having him in the team.

His little tricks, back heels and passes are of the highest quality and to soared above defenders as he did for his goal was quite incredible.

Paqueta or Payet? Probably at the moment it would be Payet but I reckon Paquet will be the better if he remains for a length of time.

Moyes believed that after the World Cup Paqueta has started to show his form but declares that  new players coming to the Premier League take a bit of time to settle in.

Moyes said: “He is an incredibly talented footballer and has shown people his talent in many ways. He scored a great goal last night and did a lot of good things as well.

But there are things that he does that make me pull my hair out and go: ‘My god, what are doing?!’ But we are enjoying having him on the team as well. He has a lot of good qualities.

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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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