Moses expresses delight with debut

West Ham United winger Victor Moses said he believes the best is still to come from himself and his teammates after the Hammers’ 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday 14 September.

The Nigeria International showed his pace, power and overall ability in a debut that certainly won over the West Ham faithful at a sell-out Boleyn Ground.  

Speaking after the victory, which takes the Irons to fifth in the Premier League table, Moses said: "I thought all the lads did really well out there. We knew what to expect, the manager said ‘Go out and express yourself, make sure you enjoy the game'.

"I thought we worked hard together as a team, we deserved the game and we dominated really. We created a lot of chances really."

The 24-year-old almost capped an impressive performance with a dream debut goal. The winger sprinted 50 yards and beat two defenders before unleashing a venomous shot which beat Tim Krul but smacked against the crossbar. The rebound fell to Payet who calmly side-footed the bouncing ball home to double the advantage.

Moses completed an all-action debut by being warmly applauded to the touchline when he was replaced by the returning Andy Carroll with a few minutes remaining. For the Chelsea loanee, it was a case of a job very well done.

"I think I’ve settled in quickly. I just wanted to go out there and enjoy it. Everything fell into place and it felt good out there.

"You can see that we’ve got a lot of quality. Going forward we were all enjoying ourselves. Payet and Sakho were excellent and Lanzini as well. Our full-backs pushed on well which also helped, we just enjoyed ourselves really."

Having set up Payet’s second of the night, his third in the league, Moses had only positive things to say of his new teammate.

The forward, who has played for both Chelsea and Liverpool, went as far as to say: "Payet is definitely up there with the best players I’ve played with; he’s got huge ability as his showed with both his goals. His touch, his skill he’s quick too, he’s definitely up there with the best I’ve played alongside with."

While Moses clearly enjoyed his debut, he refused to get carried away as he set his sights on Saturday’s opponents, and Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester City. 

"Now the most important thing is the game on Saturday and trying to get three points at City. It’ll be tough, Manchester City have been the best team so far, playing there is always difficult anyway. We need to go there and be positive, try and upset them and win the game.

"Hopefully we’ll get at least a draw but I believe in the quality of the players we’ve got. If we play to our best, it’s going to be a very hard game for City."