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David Moyes suggests who impressed him most in West Ham United win and also shares what annoyed him
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David Moyes suggests who impressed him most in West Ham United win and also shares what annoyed him

David Moyes namechecked Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca after West Ham United made it two wins from two in the Europa Conference League.

The Hammers beat Silkeborg 3-2 to remain top of their group, and Italian international Scamacca got their second goal of the night.

Speaking to BT Sport after the game, the Scot said that the pair of summer singings are getting into the swing of things in east London now.

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Moyes on Scamacca and Paqueta

He said: “There were bits and pieces I liked and bits and pieces I didn’t. Their style is very good. We were aware of that. We tried our best to stop it and we did for long periods. There were other parts where they played really well.

“At 3-1 it should have been comfortable. We had chances to make it four or five. They were always going to make it nervy [when they scored]. We started making poor decisions. We had chances to slip each other in for goals which I’m annoyed about. It’s important to try to make goals.

“But we did the job and got it done. We’ve come away from home and won. Wining in Europe comfortably isn’t easy. We are beginning to see a bit of it [Scamacca’s ability]. I was a bit disappointed with some of his early performances but he grew into the game. We’re still getting him used to it.

“We’re beginning to feel stronger. We’re getting the new players integrated, finding out more about them. We saw what Lucas Paqueta can do. He’s still not quite used to us.”

Moyes famously takes his time over signings and does not sanction them until he is absolutely convinced they are the right fit for his demands.

He pushed the button on Scamacca and Paqueta, with the club spending big money to bring them in from Serie A and Ligue 1.

They need time to adjust to life in English football and perhaps the Conference League is a good place to blood them in a bit more.

There are signs they will come good and West Ham are progressing well so far, with Anderlecht next on the horizon.

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