West Ham United manager David Moyes has heaped praise on forward Marko Arnautovic and has challenged him to continue his good form.
The Austrian international joined the club on a five-year deal from Premier League rivals Stoke in the summer and has come under criticism this season. He has made 11 appearances for the club in all competitions this season but is yet to score for the club.
Moyes was impressed with the player’s display in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Leicester on Friday night and has challenged him to produce those kind of performances on a consistent basis.
“I thought Marko Arnautovic was very good on Friday night,” Moyes told the club’s official website.
“He not only delivered three or four very dangerous crosses, but he also did the other side of the game and tracked back, which is he knows he has to do.”
“You wouldn’t want to play against him if he can deliver that quality and we just need to make sure keeps it up.”
Moyes, who replaced former boss Slaven Bilic earlier this month on a six-month contract, won his first point as West Ham boss in his first home game in charge on Friday.
The former Sunderland manager will be hoping for his first victory in charge of the Hammers when his side face one of his former clubs Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening.
Both sides are struggling in the bottom half of the Premier League table with the Hammers in the bottom-three and Everton just two places above them in 16th.
A win for Moyes on his return to Goodison Park would see his side move above the Toffees in the Premier League table.