Coufal looks for a repeat against The Blades


Coufal runs on the training pitches at West Ham United

Coufal looks for a repeat against The Blades

Vladimír Coufal provided an important assist  for Jarrod Bowen‘s goal in the 2-0 win over Sheffield United  at the London Stadium  earlier in the season. Now he is looking for a repeat at Bramall Lane this weekend. The Czech defender though was far from his best in the Tuesday evening defeat at Bristol City and could be on the bench ass a result with MAYBE Ben Johnson taking over after doing well as his replacement.

But he insists that he is ready to play as much as possible and wants to continue providing the assist which were something of a trademark at one time this campaign

And discussing the game on Sunday he explained he and the rest of the squad were ready to get a victory in Yorkshire after an unbeaten run in the league; a streak which includes wins over the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

However, the  third-round replay defeat at Bristol City is still fresh in Coufal’s mind, with the defender eager to right some wrongs on Sunday.

He told www, “We have a lot to prove this weekend, after the recent game against Bristol City. We want to be in better shape and we want to get the three points.

“We’re going to be missing some players but it’s a good opportunity for other lads to show what they can do. We want to get the win.

“Sometimes, games like Tuesday happen. Football is a game and it is nearly impossible to predict what is going to happen. But we know that we shouldn’t let things like that happen very often at all and we, as a squad, have something to prove at Sheffield United.

“We have a good mood and it’s still the same from the beginning of the season,” he continued. “We are encouraging each other, and we are training really hard on the pitch.

“We are trying to work on the things that we need to improve on. That’s a positive because, while the last game was a bad one, we don’t want to let one bad result affect our collective mood. We’ve been doing well this season and we want to keep that going.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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