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West Ham attacker Benrahma grateful to Mum for support

West Ham attacker Said Benrahma has paid tribute to his Mum.

The UK marked Mother's Day on Sunday.

Benrahma told the club's website: "Ever since I was a kid, they gave me a lot of freedom and they knew I liked football.

"When I lived in Algeria with my father, all he cared about was that I enjoyed myself, regardless of whether I was good or not. When I arrived in France, my mother had the same approach.

"First and foremost, they transmitted this freedom to me, which was to enjoy what I was doing. What I've achieved is thanks to them. Ever since I got to France my Mum took care of everything. She gives me strength, but also motivation and help.

"Ever since we came to France, and ever since I became a professional, I've always lived with my Mum. When I signed for Nice, she came with me.

"She has this knack of finding the right words to get the best out of me. She always knows when I need space, and that's the real strength of our relationship so that I can then give my best.

"She always helps me, in a lot of different things. Sometimes we don't agree but I always end up doing what she said. She's always right.

"I hope and I think she is very proud of me. The reason I play football is for my Dad, my Mum, my siblings and my family.

"I also try and give them happiness, because they were by my side when times were tough. My parents supported me, especially my Mum, and they helped me and believed in me always.

"She always knew I was going to make it, even when I had doubts. She was always there, because that's who my Mum is."

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