West Ham United manager David Moyes has waxed lyrical about Jesse Lingard, saying the 28-year-old is yet to hit full peak condition and suggesting his best is yet to come.
The Hammers signed the Manchester United ace on loan in the January transfer window and he’s taken no time in becoming a claret and blue fan favourite.
Lingard has made five appearances for West Ham and has already registered three goals and two assists, winning three and drawing one of the games he’s played in.
His fine form has been rewarded with nominations for the Premier League Player of the Month and Fans’ Player of the Month awards for February.
“Jesse’s really driven to play,” Moyes told the West Ham media team when asked about the winger’s nominations. “He’s a quick lad in good physical condition.
“I still think Jesse’s still only four or five games in and we’re still trying to get him to peak condition and match understanding.
“But it’s great that he’s made such an impact – to get somebody in in January who makes such a difference isn’t an easy thing to do.”
Lingard has been excellent for West Ham since joining, adding flair, speed and skill to the team’s attack.
The £75,000-a-week ace’s goals have helped the Hammers keep up their incredible form and a Champions League place remains well up for grabs.