Bottom line is Moyes has managed Benrahma very poorly and undermined his confidence when he should have been trying to build it up. One wrong pass or wide shot and hes slating him or dropping him from the next game whilst others seemingly get away with far worse.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."
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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.
Ollie on the other hand has got to play every game and has a manager that encourages him.
If we go up id take Benrahma back in a heartbeat... Best player ive seen in a Bees shirt bar none!