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West Ham boss Moyes: I wind up Benrahma about how hard he works

West Ham boss David Moyes is delighted with the work of Said Benrahma in recent games.

Benrahma, whose permanent move from Brentford was brought forward from the summer last month, was eased in to Moyes's side following the step up from the Championship and has become a regular as the Hammers continue to challenge at the very top of the league.

"It's something I'm continually talking to him about," said Moyes.

"I've had a bit of a laugh with him because I'm saying to him 'I didn't realise I'd signed a really hard-working midfield player who runs and closes down and does all the defensive duties' as well he does do. I said 'I thought we got someone for assists and goal making and all those things'. They're the bits which I think he's probably needed to improve on.

"The other part of his game has been excellent. It really has been and that for me has been really important. I want team players here. I don't want individuals.

"I don't want people who are, you know, it's more important about themselves. If it's not for the team, then I'm not really that interested. But I have to say that Said's been great for the team. I thought the other night there were signs he had a little bit of a connection with Jesse at times in some of their interaction. Hopefully it just helps Said improve as well.

"I want to bring Said along slowly and not have too many big expectations too quickly. I think he needs time to evolve and sometimes you expect people to come in and make a big difference right away. We've just got to be careful we don't expect too much too soon."

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