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£10m West Ham player gets a slap on the head after losing keepy-uppies game in training

Ben Evans

West Ham United manager David Moyes only has a few training sessions left with his full squad before the World Cup.

The Hammers have two home games left before a month-long break in the calendar.

A video released on the club’s official social media channels shows the players preparing for their next game.

West Ham host Blackburn in the Carabao Cup tomorrow night, and will Moyes will have to consider how he approaches the game.

Moyes’ side are currently still playing in four different competitions and will need to manage his squad accordingly.

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Their home tie against Leicester City on Saturday is likely to set the tone for both sides going into December.

West Ham’s players looked in a good mood going into training, and enjoying themselves ahead of tomorrow’s tie.

That is everything except Thilo Kehrer, who lost a game among his teammates in training.

Kehrer loses training game

The video released by West Ham, shows a number of the squad doing a keepy-uppies game in training, when Nayef Aguerd smashes the ball into the air.

Kehrer tries to control it and keep the ball off the ground, but fails to control it and the ball rolls away.

The players all laugh at him, before each giving him a slap on the head.

The £10m defender didn’t look too upset to have lost the game, and has settled in very well at his new club.

Since arriving from PSG, Kehrer has started every Premier League match he’s been available for.

Moyes was very pleased with how quickly Kehrer adapted to his new side after arriving during a small injury crisis.

Despite several of his teammates returning to full fitness, Kehrer has remained a key part of West Ham’s back line.

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Capable of playing as a centre-back or as a full-back his versatility will come very useful.

Kehrer will be annoyed he lost a game in training today.

However, Kehrer could be training with the likes of Joshua Kimmich and Jamal Musiala next week.

The defender will be hoping he’s included in Germany’s World Cup squad.

Moyes and his coaches may be hoping deep down he doesn’t receive that call-up.

Keeping Kehrer fit for the season restarting will be one of their priorities.

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