West Ham: David Moyes Gives Said Benrahma Some Simple Advice

David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images)
David Moyes, West Ham. (Photo by Ian Walton - Pool/Getty Images) /

Said Benrahma became a permanent West Ham player in January after his impressive performances convinced the club to bring the obligation to buy him forward. The Algerian winger has assisted four goals in 19 Premier League appearances but is yet to find the back of the net for the East London club.

When Benrahma first joined the club, there was a lot of optimism around the player. Last season at Brentford, the 25-year-old was a goal machine, notching 17 in the Championship. It comes as no surprise people thought that Benrahma would have already bagged his first goal for the club. It is not for lack of trying from the winger’s perspective.

According to FBRef, Benrahma has had 59 shots in the Premier League and is averaging 2.26 per ninety minutes. The Algerian is banging on the door, but at the moment, the door appears to be for Fort Knox. Benrahma has spurned a couple of good chances, most notably against Southampton, but the majority of his shots have come from distance.

Said Benrahma has been told to shot lower by David Moyes. The Algerian is yet to score his first West Ham goal and will want to break his duck soon.

Said Benrahma, West Ham.
Said Benrahma, West Ham. (Photo by Adam Davy – Pool/Getty Images) /

The attacker’s average shot is coming from outside the box, from a range of 20.40 yards on average. Benrahma is hitting the target with 37.5% of his shots, which is not terrible but is not great. David Moyes has decided to step in and give him some advice when taking his shots.

"“First of all he has got to stop hitting them over the bar, he’s got to start getting them under the crossbar. That is the job. We bought him with goals and assists in mind, but he is new to the Premier League. He has to get used to it.” SAID BENRAHMA Winger, West Ham United 9 “He has just got to stay steady, he has been taking on shots which aren’t at the right time to do so. I think he just needs to calm down a bit and let it come to him rather than going and looking for it so much.”“Not everybody is going to hit the ground running. Some come in quickly and some don’t. Said is still learning, still picking bits up, but we like him a lot and we think he has got more to come.”David Moyes on Benrahma shooting."

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How well the advice is taken by Benrahma remains to be seen. The winger is enjoying a good debut season for the Hammers, but getting his first goal will hopefully lift some weight off his shoulders. Benrahma won’t have to wait long for his next chance to score as West Ham take on Manchester United tonight in the Premier League.