Slaven Bilic highlights an under-rated quality of Manuel Lanzini

Slaven Bilic

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic speaks highly of Manuel Lanzini.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has told talkSPORT that he appreciates Manuel Lanzini’s defensive qualities.

Lanzini, a 22-year-old attacking midfielder, joined Premier League outfit West Ham on a season-long loan deal from Al Jazira Club in the summer transfer window.

The Argentine youngster has played well for the Hammers so far this season, creating chances for his teammates and showing what he is capable of going forward.

Bilic has actually highlighted the less talked-about defensive qualities of Lanzini and has told talkSPORT: “And Lanzini is also defending; he is there when the left-back has the ball, when the right-back has the ball. So he reminds me a lot of Luka (Modric).”

West Ham are a hard-working team, and it is great of attack-minded players like Lanzini to help out in defence.

Bilic has done a great job at the Hammers so far this season, and he must be given credit for the way he has managed to get the best out of his players.

True, the London outfit lost to Tottenham today, but that should not take anything away from the wonderful season that West Ham are having.

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