West Ham boss Moyes: I love Kudus – but where to play him?

West Ham boss David Moyes was delighted with Mohammed Kudus in their Europa League win against SC Freiburg.


Kudus struck a wonder goal on the night.


Moyes said: “It was a brilliant goal and a great performance from Mo Kudus against Freiburg, which has been coming. I said at the time that it was a bit of an old-fashioned winger’s run, where you are trying to beat people as they come up to you.


“People of a different generation will remember when wingers used to be like that and it was a bit Ryan Giggs-like in some ways, in the way that Giggs would run and take people on.


“[Mo Kudus] is fasting as well [for Ramadan]. I think it is really important because they [Nayef Aguerd, Kurt Zouma, Kudus] have got a focus, and they are really concentrated and they understand that it is quite a difficult time when you are not eating during the day. But I think sometimes it gives the players with that faith a bit of extra focus, so good on them.


“Mo is a great boy to work with. He is a quiet boy, but we like him a lot. I think he has actually blossomed and is coming on so much. We can play him in so many different positions and that has given us a bit of flexibility.


Mohammed Kudus


“I think he has his own preference on the way he would like to play, and on Thursday he scored his goals off the left, but he has mainly scored them off the right, and we know he can play as a No10 and as a nine.


“The flexibility he has gives us huge opportunities, but we have been really impressed by his attitude and the way he has taken to the Premier League.”



Gideon Canice

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