Cornet’s brightest Hammers moment

Maxwel Cornet

Cornet’s brightest Hammers moment

Maxwel Cornet enjoyed his brightest moment since joining the Hammers when crossing for Tomas Soucek to score the winner against Backus Topola on Thursday evening! With two minutes left on the clock his timing was perfect as he crossed beautifully for the Czech midfielder to hammer home.

The match was supposed to be all about Divin Mubama’s first start but such was the lethargy and lack of enterprise from the Hammers midfield that the teenager had little chance to impress but Cornet made sure that he made a big impact when his chance came with 23 minutes of the 90 left.

Just when it looked as if time was running out Cornet raced down the right flank, cut back onto his stronger left foot and delivered an inch-perfect cross for Tomáš Souček to volley in at the far post and clinch a vital victory. He played a massive part in ensuring the club remained top  of Group A and need a point from their matchday six tie with SC Freiburg at London Stadium to qualify directly to the round of 16.

Cornet’s brightest Hammers moment

And afterwards he told “It was important for me to get some minutes tonight and I’m really happy about the victory, so lets continue. The talent is still here!

“We worked a lot this week with the staff about crosses and I’m happy to give an assist with my cross for Tomáš. When I play on the right side I can try a lot of things, go inside and shoot or cross like I did with the assist, so I can play everywhere up front. I’m just happy to get some minutes. It was very important for me.”

“Of course, I can do more with some minutes in the legs, but we just keep building. When the manager calls me to go on the pitch, I just need to be ready and make the difference for the lads and for the team and that’s why I’m here and I work.”

The Palace match beckons!




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