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Irvine urges Benrahma to end goal drought with West Ham

Sunday24 January 2021 | 7:15
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The assistant manager believes the Hammers player is capable of giving an end to his failed goal attempts.

West Ham

assistant coach,

Alan Irvine

, is certain that

Said Benrahma

can give an end to his goal drought after displaying an outstanding performance in their 4-0 win over

Doncaster

.

The scoring for Hammers started with

Pablo Fornals

’s opener followed by

Andriy Yarmolenko

’s goal, which preceded Andy Butler’s own shot, before Oladapo Afolayan succeeded in winning them the fourth goal.

Irvine, who saw Benrahma suffer from another goal drought despite his praiseworthy display, said:

“Along with everybody else, Said played very well and it would have been nice to top it up with a goal.”

“He was keen with a couple of free-kicks but it was a good performance for him and the sooner he can get that goal the better.”

“People know we brought Said here to create and score goals, that is the type of player he is.”

“We are obviously hoping for him to do those things and he has created some goals, but he is desperate to get the first goal and once he does it will settle him down as well.”

During the match David Moyes gave three players their first debut including

Afolayan

, who scored their final goal.

“Fantastic to be through, fantastic to get the clean sheet and to score four goals,”

Irvine added.

“It was great to give the three lads their debuts and great to see one of them score as well.”

Winston Reid

, who saw

Michail Antonio

kept on the bench, talked about

Yarmolenko

’s participation in the game instead, saying:

“Yarma has played there before and he has shown if needed, he can do it. We know if we get him into those positions he can score because one on one he is a great finisher.”

Despite their loss, Doncaster manager,

Darren Moore

was proud of his men with him saying:

“Ultimately we got punished by the real quality of the opposition we were up against.”

“We know what we are about and the key for us is continuously getting better and that is why I am looking at the game and thinking of playing against that level of opposition, for us as an aspiring side, we know where we can improve.”

“We are on a journey, we have made huge strides and today would have been a massive lesson for us in continuing to get better.”


source: SportMob