West Ham’s versatile full-back Ben Johnson is beginning to show improved levels of experience and maturity, following a recent interview.
Youth product Ben Johnson has been one of the first names on the team sheet under David Moyes this season, after being given a chance following his impressive performances for the club.
The 22-year-old defender, who can play as both a left-back and a right-back, has had to face teams like Manchester City, Liverpool and Sevilla this season – and hasn’t let the side down in any of those games.
So far this season, Johnson has featured 27 times for the Hammers, which is already more than he managed throughout the whole of last year’s campaign.
The London-born footballer has been with the club since he was seven, and now he is continuing to convey signs of improved maturity both on and off the pitch.
In an interview conducted by West Ham, featuring both Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal, Johnson expressed the importance of playing as a full back and the enjoyment he now gets from the role despite starting off as an attacking winger.
It is clear to see that the more faith David Moyes puts in him, the more experience and maturity the youngster shows.
Having waited so long for his chance, it is evident that the youngster will do anything to retain his place within the squad.
As he mentions in the interview, he wants to play and his work rate and passion for the club is reflected on the pitch in every match.
As his performances improve, the sky is the limit for Ben Johnson.