grady diangana: complacency could hurt west ham united

18:00    06 Dec 2018

West Ham United's' Grady Diangana
Complacency is a silent killer cautions the DR Congo-born England youth star

DR Congolese starlet Grady Diangana is hungry for game-time after helping West Ham United secure a win in the English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old player is hoping his outstanding cameo in the 3-1 win over Cardiff City will earn him more minutes when Crystal Palace visit London Stadium on Saturday.

The winger replaced Robert Snodgrass with just 14 minutes remaining on Tuesday evening, but still found time to test Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge on two occasions and lay on chances for Angelo Ogbonna and fellow substitute Andy Carroll.

“Every time I come on the pitch I try and do my best, do my job and try and help the team to score or create a goal. I tried my best, I tried to make it difficult for [Etheridge] but he did a good job so I'll look onto the next game and try and score then,” Diangana told the club's official website.

“The team spirit has always been good. We focus on what is ahead of us all the time so now we’ve finished that game we’re focusing on Crystal Palace already so we’re ready for them on Saturday.

“It’s a team effort, everyone’s doing their part as the manager says every day we need the whole squad to play a part and it’s going well. Tuesday against Cardiff was the standard of play we want to play and it’s really good for us to develop and for the fans to see what philosophy we have and how we’re trying to bring it on to the pitch," he continued.

“Every game in the Premier League is a tough one so we don’t want to get complacent. We can’t think it’s an easy game we have to have the same mentality for every game and hopefully, we’ll get the win. I think they’ve got a good all-round squad but if we’re at our best we should be able to beat them.”

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