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West Ham United’s Arthur Masuaku determined to repay David Moyes' faith

13:41 GMT 23/01/2018
Ben Godfrey Shrewsbury Arthur Masuaku West Ham
The DR Congo defender is eager to pay back the Hammers boss for playing him in every game since November

West Ham United's Arthur Masuaku has stated his readiness to repay David Moyes' confidence in him.

With 19 league appearances so far this season, the 24-year-old is on his longest run in the English top-flight since he arrived from Olympiacos in August 2016.

Masuaku has been a regular name on Moyes’ starting lineup, playing in every of the Hammers’ games since his appointment on November 7.

And the left wing-back is keen on appreciating his manager’s effort with performances on the pitch.

“The manager has just given me confidence. Last year, I was injured so I couldn’t play and couldn’t show my best,” Masuaku told club website.

“Now, since he came, he has given me the opportunity to play and I just try to give him back the confidence that he has given me. That’s it.

“I also want to show my best to the fans on the pitch. I need to keep well and try to get some assists and goals.”

Having played six games within 19 days, the former Valenciennes prodigy admitted that a full week of rest, recovery and preparation will help the London Stadium outfit ahead of their FA Cup trip to Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

“We have been busy. I think we were all a bit tired after 60 or 65 minutes against Bournemouth, so it’s important to have some rest now and get ready for the next round of the FA Cup at Wigan on Saturday,” he added.