Exciting Hammer MUST get his chance today


Kudus in action

By Hughie Southon

It’s been a long time since I have felt excited at the prospect of watching a new player in action for the Hammers.

But that is certainly the case following the arrival of Mo Kudus who, from everything I have seen and heard, is a player  likely to become as important as Dimi Payet was in his day.

You Tube can be misleading of course but maybe not on this occasion as it shows the player performing the sort off trickery and solo run which must produce goals.

He is also a player more than capable of starting the counter attacking movement for which we are now noted and the stats appear to show that he does it a lot more frequently than the likes of  Jack Grealish and his kind being incredibly difficult to shake off the ball.

David Moyes justifiably hasn’t gone close to the subject of whether he will be playing him today but were he to, it would give Guardiola a situation to deal with for which he may not be entirely ready.

Moysie has a habit of new arrivals  on the side lines but I’m hoping that won’t happen and that we see him from the start today.

This is a lad with great confidence in himself as was seen when he asked the Hammers technical director Tim Steidten ahead of signing whether he would get into the team with Lucas Paqueta in the squad and was told “yes.”.

That speaks volumes as to what he thinks of himself and of the type of player we have inherited from Ajax.

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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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  • tugboatpete says:

    just been to ajax stadium
    spoke to backroom staff they raved about kudos. small quick right footed can play on both sides mostly on the right

    alvarez wont let us down either -gutted to see them leave

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