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West Ham's Moyes wants Said Benrahma to wait for his chance

Tue 29 December 2020 | 9:43

David Moyes still can't seem to be persuaded by Said Benrahma and has told the changeable winger he should sit tight for his opportunity at West Ham

In spite of Algerian's astounding £30million fee from Championship Brentford on the transfer window's final day, Benrahma had a sporadic role in the team's lineup so far this season. 

The 25-year-old was preparing to come on against Brighton on Sunday, yet was advised to sit back on the seat by Moyes when Tomas Soucek leveled the game with eight minutes left on the clock. 

Benrahma is probably going to be more disappointed when

West Ham

travel to Southampton on Tuesday night. 

“We like him, he’s got ability,” said Hammers manager Moyes. “But it’s retention of the ball, making sure he makes the right decisions more often than not. That’s what we’re after.

“It’s a step up for him. If we’re going to be pushing him and judging him, and I said the same with Jarrod Bowen, I just know some of the boys from the Championship can hit the ground running and others need a bit of time.

“With Said we’re building him up and making him realise the importance of making the correct pass, and keeping the ball when it’s not on, because getting the ball back off teams in the Premier League isn’t easy.

“Is he frustrated? I’m sure he is, but that’s part of it as well. He’s come into a side which in the main has been playing very well so he’ll have to wait like everybody else. There’s other players waiting to get into the team as well.”

While Benrahma is restless for more playing time, Manuel Lanzini's great performance in the 2-2 draw against Brighton has pushed him into dispute for the starting XI. 

Michail Antonio could likewise be included following a month out with a hamstring injury.

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