West Ham boss praise Tevez

He told whufc.com: “His work ethic has captured the fans imagination. That’s the first requirement you need and he’s taken that on board since he’s got in the side. I think the fans have responded and it’s something we need to keep going.

“He does a lot of his work through short bursts and the difference in the last couple of weeks is that he’s been doing his work in the final third, instead of dropping off and doing it in the middle third.

“He’s been prominent in a lot of the attacks, getting behind people and forcing the issue. We’ve asked him to be a bit more direct. He has a great rapport with everybody here and he’s enjoying the fact that there are a couple of other players here like Kepa and Luis Boa Morte who can converse with him.”