Makasi believes hard work is paying off

Moses Makasi has been in superb form recently
West Ham midfielder Moses Makasi stressed that the Development Squad’s 10 game unbeaten run is the culmination of 18 months’ hard work.

Despite good performances, converting them into positive results proved difficult until recently. However, Makasi and his teammates are now dominating games while reaping the rewards from their endeavours, and clearly enjoying their football.

 The versatile 20-year-old explained: “This run we’re on now is down to 18 months of hard work, with Terry and all the coaches. It’s also great to see young players coming through like Vashon Neufville, coming into the side and doing well.”

Makasi, playing in an effective midfield trio with George Dobson and Josh Cullen, was one of a number of players to impress during the Dev Squad’s 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday 27 January.

Reflecting on the win, Makasi continued: “It was a good performance from the team, we deserved to win tonight, we’re ten games unbeaten now and hopefully we can carry on winning.

“It feels good to be in the team, at the start of the season I wasn’t starting many games, but I’ve worked hard every day in training, now I have played the last few games and I’m feeling good.

“We’ve very hard in training working well as a midfield trio, concentrating on playing the ball out from the back and not rushing it forward, but making sure we play the right pass at the right time.”

Now through to the Barclays U21 Premier League semi-finals, the Hammers will have to wait to see who they face in the last four.

So far, the possible sides are Liverpool, Hull City, Millwall, Charlton Athletic and Huddersfield Town, with Everton and Brighton & Hove Albion still to play each other.  

However, Makasi insists he doesn’t mind who the Hammers face in the next round: “I don’t mind who we get in the next round, we’re on a good run so whoever we get, I reckon we’ll beat.”