West Ham United star Mohammed Kudus lit it up for us in the final 10 minutes against Burnley, and David Moyes was delighted with him after the game.
The 23-year-old Ghanaian has proven to be a match winner and although Moyes has suggested that he can play up front, I believe he’s far better out on the wing.
The former Ajax ace is clearly a very talented player, and he will be vital to our chances of finishing inside the top six or seven this season.
Moyes spoke after the match yesterday and shared something that really impressed him about Kudus…
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David Moyes praises West Ham star Kudus after Burnley win
The Scot addressed the media after yesterday’s vital 2-1 victory at Turf Moor, and he discussed Kudus’s display.
The 23-year-old more than made up for giving a penalty away early on in the second-half, with his sensational performance inside the final 10 or 15 minutes.
And Moyes lifted the lid on what his players were telling him about something the Ghanaian was desperate to do, as quoted by WHUFC.com:
“I’m glad I’m hearing Mo wanted to put things right because that’s the attitude I want to hear from all my players. He had a really hard day because he’s been away on international duty all over Africa [to Ghana and the island of Comoros in the Indian Ocean] for games and he came back really late and had very little training.”
“In the last ten minutes he lit it up for us, he started to do better. He was quiet for long periods in the day today, but we were generally quiet and we didn’t play as well as we could have done, especially in the first half. In the second half we played and looked more threatening than we did in the first half.”
Kudus clearly has an elite mentality. He would have been devastated having given a cheap penalty away, and it would have been easy for him to hide and go missing.
The Ghana international did the complete opposite though, and grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck.
Kudus won the game for West Ham against Burnley yesterday with his directness, quality in possession and sheer determination.
Moyes’s comments on the former Ajax man after the game prove that we have a truly elite player on our hands. Let’s just hope that he remains at the London Stadium for a long time to come.