By Pranav Shahaney

4th May, 2021 | 12:46pm

David Moyes highlights Said Benrahma areas of improvement

David Moyes has called for more consistency from summer signing Said Benrahma if he wants to start more often for West Ham.

West Ham took a major step towards securing European football for next season with a 2-1 victory away to Burnley.

Benrahma started the game and provided the assist for Michail Antonio’s second goal, but was the only Hammers player to be brought off in the game.

This was only the player’s 12th league start for the Hammers and he has only hit double figures because of the number of injuries some of the players have suffered.

Quizzed about what he needs to do to be starting more often, Moyes said, per Football London, “He needs to be more consistent with his use of the ball. He needs to be more consistent with his decisions.

“His decisions have to be something we can all understand and we can read, and I actually think he needs to hit the target more often than he has done.

“I like him a lot and I do think he has a big impact to play this season but I think in seasons to come as well.”

Lots of things

Moyes was blunt while answering the areas of improvement, but he was spot on about it. Benrahma hasn’t looked completely in place since moving to East London.

He came with a reputation in the summer and many expected him to hit the ground running. That hasn’t happened.

He’s made more appearances off the bench (14) than starts which tells you that Moyes isn’t fully sold on the player who was called ‘outstanding’ by Paul Robinson [MOT Leeds News] when he signed in the summer.

Benrahma’s still 25 and has a few years to go before he hits his prime. So, it’s important that he puts in performances akin to the one at Turf Moor because his quality is there for everyone to see.

It’s just his application that’s lacking and we’re hoping that it comes shortly as he could be an important player for us in the coming few seasons.

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