West Ham midfielder Jesse Lingard has revealed what was said between himself and Pedro Neto after his side’s 3-2 win over Wolves on Monday night.
The Hammers raced into a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Lingard, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen.
Wolves then fought back, with Leander Dendoncker making it 3-1 before half-time. Fabio Silva’s 68th minute strike created an exciting conclusion to the game.
West Ham were able to hold onto the win, which moved them up into the top four of the Premier League.
There was an altercation after the full-time whistle, however, between Lingard and Wolves forward Neto.
Words were exchanged before both men were pulled away by their respective team-mates.
“Don’t know what he meant by that” – Lingard
During his post-match interview with Sky Sports, Lingard explained what had occurred between himself and the Wolves man.
“He said ‘Why do I play like that?’.
“I don’t know what he meant by that.
“Of course we won the game, I think he meant when we kept it in the corner. But it’s game management.
“It’s things like that we have to learn and keep picking up on.”
Lingard put in another impressive display for the Hammers last night.
His stunning solo strike was his sixth goal for the club in eight games since signing on loan from Manchester United in January.
Lingard received the ball from teammate Vladimir Coufal in his own half, before embarking on a driving run forward.
With two defenders in front of him, he dribbled past Roman Saiss before finishing beyond Wolves’ keeper Rui Patricio.
The 3-2 victory propelled West Ham into the Champions League places.
David Moyes’ side sit fourth in the Premier League table on 52 points, with eight games to play.
They next face Leicester at the London Stadium on Sunday.
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