The manager of West Ham United has acknowledged interesting trend involving Lucas Paqueta, writes the HammerNews.
Moyes signed the Brazilian midfielder from Lyon for approximately £51 million in the summer transfer window, but Paqueta has struggled to have a significant impact at the London Stadium. Nonetheless, Paqueta is not merely a flashy player, as he possesses several other attributes.
He is unafraid to engage in physical play, which Moyes did not anticipate when signing him. Following a crucial 1-0 victory over Southampton at the London Stadium, Moyes spoke to the press and candidly admitted that Paqueta’s gritty determination has caught him off guard to some extent, as noted by Football.London:
“Those Brazilians are tough tacklers aren’t they, that’s why we bought them here for. Let’s be fair, we bought Lucas Paqueta in to score goals, make goals, do lots of other things, but we’re thrilled he’s got another side to him as well which he is, he’s a really diligent, hard-working boy which we like a lot and we want him to make us more goals, score more goals. That’s the other side of the game which we are hoping for from him.”