Reece Burke: I've been watching videos of myself to find weaknesses

West Ham United defender Reece Burke has explained he's actively trying to find areas of his game he can improve.

West Ham United youngster Reece Burke has told the club’s website that he’s started watching his performances back, as he looks to become a better player.

The youngster has featured in the back four in recent games, with manager Sam Allardyce opting to give him a chance to experience the pace and pressure of Premier League football.

Burke has also hinted that he wants to get into a position where he is starting games regularly for West Ham, because he feels there is a difficulty for any player coming off of the bench in the middle of an intense game.

“I’ve been watching the games back and there are a few things I need to work on, looking at it, but it’s all about experience for me as a young lad coming through,” he said.

“Coming on is different to starting a game – it’s harder to come on to the pitch and match the tempo straight away.”

It should be extremely encouraging for the club’s fans that Burke is showing an impressive level of maturity for someone who is only 18-years-old.

He’s got a willingness to learn and improve, with a motivation that not all younger players show given the wealth and fame, which now comes hand in hand with playing for a Premier League club.

His comments also show that he’s keen to take some pressure away from the coaching staff at the club because he’s trying to identify and work on weaknesses in his game personally, rather than being spoon fed solutions.

As for coming off the bench as a sub being difficult, it’s just something that he has to adapt to and deal with.

If he takes his chances and is consistent whenever he gets game time, he will slowly accumulate more starts and can grow into a position in the Hammers defence.

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