Zouma dubs Moyes a “legend”



Kurt Zouma has had his highs and lows at West Ham but through them all he has received the support of one very important individual.

The new skipper has taken the armband since Declan Rice’s departure to North London and is leading the club into a highly successful opening of the season.

He will be looking for a win as we head into the Newcastle game before we go into yet another dreary international break.

He has produced some brilliant performances since his arrival from Chelsea but has also had his share of injuries.

However, the lowest point in his career was of courtesy of Catgate when he was found guilty of mistreating his pet and as a result was booed at every ground he visited.

But he is now talking of the man who has supported him and made him a better player – that man is manager David Moyes.

Talking to reporters he was quoted by the Irish News as saying: “It’s a huge honour and a privilege for me to be captain. It’s an amazing club and I’m just so proud.

The manager has done an amazing job. He’s a legend here. We won a trophy last year and that was a top achievement.

And for me personally he has been helping me in every aspect, with my game and outside of football he has been supporting me throughout everything, and I just can’t thank him enough for what he’s done for me and I try to give it back on the pitch.

That’s my way, on the pitch. Everything he has helped me through I have to give it back on the pitch.”

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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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