Saïd Benrahma

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I have just seen the cross for WH second goal. How did he spot the pass in the first place and follow that with exquisite precision?
Not bad was it?
 

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To think he played he played that well in an evening match during Ramadan! He wouldn't have eaten for about 15 hours when the game kicked off. He snuck off for an energy drink when the sun officially set - 8:43pm according to the BBC, though no one in Burnley would have seen it last night.
 

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To think he played he played that well in an evening match during Ramadan! He wouldn't have eaten for about 15 hours when the game kicked off. He snuck off for an energy drink when the sun officially set - 8:43pm according to the BBC, though no one in Burnley would have seen it last night.

If he is anything like a bloke who works for me he was munching a burger and chips when he thought nobody else was around.
 

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Benrahma caused Matt Lowton nightmares on the far side.

Benrahma's superb cross for Antonio's second capped off an impressive individual display. He could have scored himself but he unselfishly opted to play in Jesse Lingard in the first half and put too much weight on the through ball.
 

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Benrahma caused Matt Lowton nightmares on the far side.

Benrahma's superb cross for Antonio's second capped off an impressive individual display. He could have scored himself but he unselfishly opted to play in Jesse Lingard in the first half and put too much weight on the through ball.
I thought he should have gone for goal. If he hits the target, the pace he'd have on the ball, the keeper is unlikely to hold it. He'd either push it out for a corner, back into the path of Lingard or he may well have scored.
 

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Should have done better??
"Made the keeper work??"
Fairer analysis? 🙂
I'm sure WHU fans won't be overly forgiving....
The keeper did work and would have saved anything lower.
 

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If we did go up i think we could get him back, moyes doesn't rate him and looking on twitter either do the west ham fans.
 

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If we did go up i think we could get him back, moyes doesn't rate him and looking on twitter either do the west ham fans.
Had a great game at Burnley, but wasn't at his best today, although did have one of West Ham's best chances.
 

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If we did go up i think we could get him back, moyes doesn't rate him and looking on twitter either do the west ham fans.

He's a regular part of their rotation, seems rated enough
 

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If we did go up i think we could get him back, moyes doesn't rate him and looking on twitter either do the west ham fans.

Yeah, according to my Hammers mate, the fans are really getting irritated with him now.
 

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Nutmegged a player as well after the goal hahaha.
 

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Cracking goal
 

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Great goal. Will boost his confidence, something you need under Moyes, who’d previously publicly criticised his training ethic.
 

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Great goal. Will boost his confidence, something you need under Moyes, who’d previously publicly criticised his training ethic.

Where was that Saïd?
 

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Where was that Saïd?
It was on a website recently where Moyes said that Benrahma had tremendous potential but that he just needed to show more commitment in training.
In a strange way of motivation, it seems to have worked, as Said scored a real solo effort goal yesterday.
 

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Furthermore, I think that Moyes has been a bit dissatisfied with Said “taking on board” what is required within the West Ham tactics etc,,
Hence commitment may mean doing what Moyes wants, not what Said wants.

The attached link to Hammers News after yesterday, confirms that Moyes is happier that he has at last scored, and can now push on from there.


 

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Furthermore, I think that Moyes has been a bit dissatisfied with Said “taking on board” what is required within the West Ham tactics etc,,
Hence commitment may mean doing what Moyes wants, not what Said wants.

The attached link to Hammers News after yesterday, confirms that Moyes is happier that he has at last scored, and can now push on from there.


The actual quote was specifically about goals
Moyes said:
We have been waiting on a goal and we got one tonight. We brought him in with that in mind and I am glad he has got that first goal and hopefully he will go on and get a lot more.
 

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Whichever way you look at it, £20m+ is a lot of money to pay for a bloke to be a bit-part player and score one goal and get a couple (?) of assists. It's a fair argument to say he hasn't had a huge amount of minutes and Moyes has done well to get them to their highest position for years. I'm sure they expected more from him, though.
 

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Unlucky he didn't have an assist as well, great cross which Dawson headed wide.
 

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He tried to celebrate a bit after his goal and Moyes looked as though he was about to spontaneously combust - he wasn’t happy.
 

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The actual quote was specifically about goals


Yes, in this report, but you have to trail back over a period of months to see all the reported comments from Moyes in various places, about what he has been expecting from Benrahma.
Moyes has been consistently saying that he expects more from Benrahma, and whether he inferred commitment or buying into the Moyes/West Ham way of doing things, then Moyes has been making that point for months.

Hence, why Benrahma has been coming off the bench so often.

Another earlier report about Moyes and Benrahma -
"Benrahma has been dipped in and out of the West Ham side by Moyes since signing from Brentford.
The Scot has taken a taskmaster approach towards Benrahma, demanding more from him in almost every area."


When he left us, Said was literally ‘the Bees knees".

He believed he was the shining star, and that everyone at West Ham would cluster around him.
That he was an automatic choice for being on the team sheet. That he would be allowed to go on his tricky dribble, and that if he lost the ball or didn’t track back, then he would be forgiven because of his talent.

Moyes isn’t that type of manager. He wants it his way, and you are going to play to my plan, not yours.

Therefore, Said soon realised that he may have achieved his PL dreams, but that instead of coasting on his skill, that he would have to work even harder, be even more focussed, and above all listen to what his manager is demanding of him.

So one goal later after many months, he is seeing what he has to do to fit in at this level.
He is no longer the ‘star’ of the team, but a squad player who has to work even harder for the team.

I am not criticising him, just saying that the step up required is an important learning lesson for him, as it has been for others before, and will always be.

Look at the other talented players we’ve had, who were doing so well with us, but failed to make the step up.
Jota and Hogan of recent years failed to make it count for themselves.

Ollie has been a good example of a player who’s pushed himself to achieve even more at a higher tougher level, Maupay pushes himself in his ‘angry man’ mode, and Gray has sustained a career at a higher level for a number of years, and is now back up again in the PL with the Watford squad.

I think that Said will now go on to show his qualities even more, and probably because of the realisation of the tough regime of what is expected at the top level.
 

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one of my pals is WHU and he said "you sold us a pup in Benrahama!". I had to put him in his place. He may not be a Moyes type player, but he's a proper player and will come good if he's given time, minutes and the right kind of set-up. Very happy he got his goal!!
 

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one of my pals is WHU and he said "you sold us a pup in Benrahama!". I had to put him in his place. He may not be a Moyes type player, but he's a proper player and will come good if he's given time, minutes and the right kind of set-up. Very happy he got his goal!!
Maybe he can come back to us when we're in the same division :)
 
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