Amid all the hype, Didi Hamann fires Reece Oxford warning on Twitter

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The 16-year-old West Ham starlet has impressed - but the former midfielder has warned against over-hyping the teenager.

It's understandable that some might get carried away with regards to Reece Oxford after the 16-year-old shone for West Ham United at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

So good was the teenager at the Emirates Stadium, many might feel the highest praise isn't getting carried away.

But former Liverpool and Newcastle United midfielder Dietmar Hamann has fired a warning on Twitter that there is still a long way to go for the West Ham midfielder.

It's a fair point from the German and he arguably isn't being too negative. But what he may not be considering is that Oxford didn't just start as a youngster on Sunday afternoon, he played like an experienced 25-year-old against one of the Premier League's toughest sides (who, admittedly, were very poor on the day).

Still, Rodey Marsh agreed with Hamann and, during another follow-up, he also responded to a follower who was defending the Oxford hype.

Finally, when a follower replied that people have already got carried away, Hamann posted in agreement. Have West Ham fans and neutral observers gone too far with their response to Oxford's performance? Or will he be the real deal for years to come?

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