David Moyes has praised his players' attitude in training ahead of his first home match as West Ham United manager.
Writing in his weekly column in the Evening Standard, Moyes revealed he has been making plenty of noise at Rush Green this week, such has been his players’ positive reaction to the drills and sessions he and his staff have put on.
And if he is shouting a lot at London Stadium on Friday evening, that would be a good thing, too!
“The best thing I can say about the players is that they have been really good in training and their attitude has been first class,” he wrote. “They’ve taken everything on board and they themselves want the work in training.
“I always say to the players that ‘When I’m shouting, you should be enjoying it. It’s when I stop shouting that you know I’ve given up on you’.
“We’re encouraging the players because we believe in them and we want them to rediscover their best form.”
While he will likely end the evening without a voice if things go well for his side, Moyes is relishing his first London Stadium date in charge of the Hammers.
After four days of reflection, recovery, analysis, training and preparation at Rush Green, the experienced 54-year-old is looking forward to seeing his new team in action on home turf.
Whatever the result, the manager’s prerequisite is seeing the things they have worked on throughout the week put into action on Friday night.
“You learn a lot about your players when you’re out on the training pitch but you find out a whole lot more when you watch them in a competitive match.
“I expect to learn more tonight when we take on Leicester at the London Stadium.”