“In the opposition’s box he has always been top class,” he told whufc.com.
“It’s another ten-goal haul in the Premier League. Finishing the season with a hat-trick has got to be thrilling for him, his family, the fans and everyone connected with West Ham.
“It was a thrilling performance and a game. Because we had that 15 minutes where we all thought we were going to come out in the second half and continue where we left off. Reading stunned us and scored two very clever goals.
“But the team got their composure back again and when we needed Kevin again, that’s what he’s good at. When he scores his goals, they’re always very important.”