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Moyes hails his West Ham players: Soucek, Coufal here training on day off

West Ham boss David Moyes is delighted with the attitude of his players this season.

Moyes cited the example being set by recent signings of Czech Republic internationals Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal, who he found training at Rush Green on their day off ahead of Monday's game against Chelsea.

“I think we've been trying to push it right from the start about 'let's get the points, let's keep moving forward, let's keep it going' and the results give you a better mentality, they really do," he explained.

“It's a very simple thing to say but it's probably true. The more you win and the more wins you get you can talk about how things are going well and how good the mentality is without actually having any real background to it, but I think we've brought in three or four players which has helped it dramatically, it really has. The way they prepare for the games.

“I got asked the question earlier about having nine days off and how it's been … well, the players had a day off yesterday and when I came in in the morning to do some work in the office I can see Tomáš and Vladimír training themselves on the pitch, the two of them are out there with ball. They're just great lads and it's gone through the Club, it really is.

“So, I'm hoping that we can change the mentality at West Ham which is determined, committed and winning all the games. I don't know if I can change everything in one fell swoop but I do think that it's a bit like 'if you don't get on board at the moment we're not going to carry you along with us, you're going to have to be part of it and if you don't we'll cast you aside'.

"So, it's up to the players in the squad to show that when they do get the opportunity, when they do play, that they're willing to come on board and try and work as hard, be team players, show their own individual parts to the game which get them in the squad and hopefully we can keep that going."

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