West Ham United boss David Moyes wants to see more from summer recruit Pablo Fornals, as he looks to go about guiding the London club to safety this term.
The Hammers’ playmaker arrived at the London Stadium with a burgeoning reputation after excelling in the under-21 European Championship last summer, but until recently he hasn’t hit the heights that were expected of him.
That has begun to change over the last month or so, with the 23-year-old notching his first Premier League goal towards the end of 2019, before following that up with the second West Ham strike in the 2-0 win over Gillingham on Sunday evening.
If the Hammers are to survive and push on over the remainder of the campaign, Moyes is all too aware that his creative talents need to be performing to their maximum, and the Scot urged the Spaniard to deliver even more than he currently is, when he spoke to the media after the FA Cup win.
“The biggest thing I can say about Pablo Fornals is that his work-rate is really honest,” the West Ham official website quote him as saying.
“I’d like him to show me a bit more Spanish flair at times and the ability to get goals, like he did there, so we’re demanding that of him.
“But I have to say his work-rate when he came on against Bournemouth and again tonight was very good.”
The Hammers face a huge match in their battle to avoid the drop in the Premier League on Friday evening, when they make the trip to Yorkshire to take on Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, looking to back up successive wins to begin the second tenure in charge for Moyes.
All eyes will be on the classy Spaniard to see if the West Ham midfielder has heeded the advice of his new boss.