David Moyes singled out Said Benrahma after the West Ham forward starred in the 2-1 win over Burnley at Turf Moor on Monday night.
Michail Antonio scored twice as the Hammers came from behind to defeat Burnley and maintain their pursuit of the Premier League top four.
Burnley forward Chris Wood won and converted a penalty in the first half, before Antonio took the lead from Vladimir Coufal’s teasing cross to equalize.
Returning after four weeks with a hamstring injury, Antonio hit Said Benrahma’s curling delivery for his second eight minutes later.
West Ham created plenty of chances to extend their lead, but Burnley could have scored 2-2 when Jay Rodriguez struck from close range.
With four games to go, Moyes’ men are three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea and speaking after the game, the Hammers boss revealed his joy at three points.
He said Sky Sports: “The team played very well. We won 2-1 but I felt it was more than that. We were lucky at the end but should have been out of sight.
“I would love to be in Europe. It would be an incredible achievement. We are not far from the positions of the Champions League. We must continue to believe.
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Benrahma needs more consistency
On Said Benrahma’s performance, Moyes added: “He played well tonight but he has even more consistency to come. Asking the boys to succeed in their first season in the Premier League is not easy.
“I hope he adds that [goals and assists] ours. I always thought it would take him a little longer. He’s a very good team player.
“Four games to go, it’s great. I want to smile about it. I’ve been here before – we’ll probably have to win all four games. If we played like we did tonight, we’ll give most of the teams a game.
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