He's bigger than me - and probably better than me!

  • by Staff Writer
  • Sunday, 9th August 2015

Winston Reid has paid tribute to his young team mate Reece Oxford on the day the 16-year-old made his Premier League debut.

The Academy youngster started against Arsenal at the Emirates this afternoon and was instrumental in helping West Ham secure an impressive 2-0 opening day win with a 95 per cent pass succcess rate - the highest of any player from either team.

After the game, his team mate Winston Reid - who was named Man of the Match for his performance at the heart of West Ham's defence - paid tribute to Oxford. "He's been brilliant," said Reid. "He's only 16 and look at him, he's bigger than me and probably better than me!

He's a really good player and he's come into the squad as a young guy, but he listens to us and he's got his whole future ahead of him. He's going to be brilliant."



And with view to Bilic and the impression he has made since being introuced as West Ham's latest manager, he added: "He's changed us and he's got us thinking very positivlely, but most importantly everyone in the dressing room is working really hard.

"So full credit to him.

"The manager provided a fantastic game plan today. We followed it but we always needed a bit of luck on our side. Adrian made some good saves but I thought we really deserved it as we worked really hard."



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