Following a slow start to his Premier League campaign, Lanzini has now featured in West Ham’s last six top flight games on the trot, chipping in with two goals in the process.

 

The Argentinian is naturally a number 10 and acts as a creative hub for the team in attack, but has recently occupied a much deeper position in the middle of the park.

 

 

Lanzini revealed that Moyes decided to play him deeper in midfield so that he could help the team keep more possession and thereby help the forwards.

 

The 28-year-old added that he is loving his new role in the team more than his natural position further up the pitch as he has more room to operate while also having a wider view of his team-mates ahead of him.

 

 

“The coach asked me to do this, to pull back to help the team keep the ball up to help the forwards”, Lanzini told Standard Sport.

 

“I like it, I like it because the pitch is ahead of me, I can see my team-mates there so I can see them more clearly, and I have enough room there, yeah the truth is I really like playing in this position.

 

 

“We [me and Moyes] have a really good relationship, I can talk to him a lot, he knows me and how to manage me, we have a really good relationship.

 

“He’s someone you can talk to, and that’s really important.”

 

West Ham are gearing up to take on Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup tonight and it remains to be seen in which position Moyes will deploy Lanzini.