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.
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.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.
Historical data suggests an xG of less than 0.2 for the chance so 'had to score' or even 'should have scored' are arguably wide of the mark.I bet if you asked Said, he would agree he should have scored.
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.Where was that Saïd?
The actual quote was specifically about goalsFurthermore, 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.
David Moyes delivers Said Benrahma verdict after West Ham United's draw with Brighton - Hammers NewsDavid Moyes delivered his verdict on Said Benrahma after West Ham United's disapointing 1-1 draw with Brighton last night.www.hammers.news
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.
The actual quote was specifically about goals
Maybe he can come back to us when we're in the same divisionone 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!!