David Moyes has responded to critics of Mohammed Kudus with a resolute statement about the club’s emerging star, relays the Hammer.News.
Excitement has reached new heights at West Ham following the remarkable signing of Mohammed Kudus. The Ghanaian sensation arrived at the club for a hefty £38 million fee from Ajax during the summer transfer window, outshining the competition from several top clubs.
Hammers supporters have been eagerly anticipating Kudus’s impact since his arrival, and while the midfielder has been gradually integrated into the team by Moyes, his appearances have left fans yearning for more.
Kudus made a brief appearance in the match against Luton Town, followed by cameo roles off the bench in fixtures against Manchester City and Liverpool, as well as a starting position in the victory over Sheffield United.
The Ghanaian talent truly shone in West Ham’s Europa League and Carabao Cup matches, where he scored twice and drew praise from commentators who labeled him the “best player on the pitch by some distance.”
West Ham fans have been vocal about their desire to see Kudus in the starting lineup, particularly given Michail Antonio’s inconsistent form. The team appeared more dynamic with Kudus as part of the new-look front three during his absence in Germany. However, their frustration grew when Kudus was once again on the bench and played for just 15 minutes against Newcastle.
The situation changed during his latest cameo appearance when Kudus scored a stunning first Premier League goal for West Ham, rescuing a deserved point for the team. Fans felt vindicated and believed that an earlier introduction could have led to a victory.
Moyes responded to the criticism with a message to the disgruntled supporters, urging them to trust his process. He expressed confidence that the coveted 23-year-old would remain with the club for years to come, despite strong interest from Europe’s top clubs.
“He (Kudus) will be in the team for years to come, so we are not in a huge hurry,” Moyes stated matter-of-factly. “The team is getting good results, so there’s no need to change at the moment. But he can play a big role in the future.”
Moyes’s words signal his belief in Kudus’s long-term potential at West Ham and suggest that the club has a bright future with the Ghanaian star in its ranks.