Allardyce praises three parts of Sakho's game

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has identified the three parts of Diafra Sakho's game which are his main strengths.

Sam Allardyce says that Diafra Sakho's work-rate, desire and intelligent runs are three of the stand out parts of his game. 

The Frenchman has made a huge impact at West Ham United since arriving from Ligue 2 in the summer and Allardyce has paid tribute to his new signing today.

Sakho already has five goals to his name in England, with his pace and power being a threat to every defence he has faced so far, and Allardyce has identified the three key areas to his game. 

"His work rate, desire and his runs are so good. He has a great knack of being in the right place at the right time," he said to the club's official site.

"We knew he was a good player, he scored 20 goals last year but we didn't know how well he would adjust to the Premier League."

Sakho came to Upton Park as part of the summer's recruitment drive, as the Hammers brought in a number of forward thinking players to add style to their play.

West Ham have had criticism for their effective, but dull style of play over recent seasons, but they have been one of the most entertaining teams in the Premier League so far.

It has been a chance of philosophy at the London club and Allardyce has praised his new signings for fitting in so quickly. 

"If I'm honest they've settled in quicker than I expected," he said. "Kouyate made a fantastic impact before he got injured, obviously [Enner] Valencia and Sakho have been brilliant as well. Mauro has found it a little bit more difficult but overall has done very well."

"Aaron Cresswell looks like he's played in the Premier League all his career. We all know about Alex Song, he's not even fit yet. When he is, we'll see even more of him."

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