West Ham United U21 coach Nick Haycock heaped praise on Modibo Maiga after their draw with Tottenham.

Maiga is battling to prove himself to Hammers boss Sam Allardyce.

But Haycock told whufc.com: "To be fair to Modibo, I explained to him before the game that these lads want you to run around for them up there and show the potent threat he was in France. We asked him to hold the ball up for us, threaten in the air, in behind and cause the backline problems. In fairness to him, he did that for us."