Date: 6th July 2019 at 4:35pm
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co-owner David Gold gushed about West Ham attacker after the club’s official account uploaded a clip of him in pre-season training.

The Hammers’ official Twitter account on Saturday posted a video of the 21-year-old winger nutmegging Angelo Ogbonna before firing the ball home during a training game.

This tweet saw Gold respond to gush about Diangana as he claimed it showed the 21-year-old was growing in confidence.

“Grady is growing in confidence,” wrote co-owner via his personal Twitter account.

Diangana showed a little bit of skill during pre-season training and hopefully, it’s a sign of things to come. The 21-year-old broke into the Hammers’ first-team under in his /19 campaign and he needs to now aim to establish himself as a guaranteed starter. Diangana played 17 times in the , never completing 90 minutes, and it was clear that Pellegrini was being careful not to throw the promising talent into the deep end. The 21-year-old racked up one assist, averaged 0.6 shots per game, had a pass success rate of 77.9% and had an average match rating of 6.38 during his league outings (Source: WhoScored). Diangana clearly has the pace, and the quick feet as seen in the training clip above, to cause Premier League defences’ problems; he just has to find a way to deliver on a consistent basis. However, given that having confidence in his ability will likely help him, doing well in pre-season may be the boost needed to see him hit the ground running in the upcoming campaign.