Fab Fabianski knows what went wrong


West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski could claim that if his colleagues had performed as well as him at Brentford this afternoon we would have won the game.

The goalkeeper would be far too humble to make such a claim. But the reality is he was in extraordinary form.

He knows why we failed. The number of player changes made in the team affected things badly.

He said: “Mathematically, we are not safe. “We can’t feel like it is done. Obviously,  we have a huge moment in this season and in the history of this football club [to come on Thursday] to get to the final of a European competition and the manager has made a lot of changes.


“But we are not fully safe, but we are in a decent [position] with two games to go and we have to make sure that next week at home against Leeds we get the win we need to be safe, for sure.

“But we have to look at the bigger picture and next week is really important for us. Everyone understands the situation.”

With Alphonse Areola selected in Europe this season, Fabiański has been a regular in the Premier League XI in 2022/23.

Another solid showing between the sticks was not enough to record a win to cap his 350th Premier League outing, but the No1 was delighted to reach the tally.

“I am very proud of this achievement; it is a big number,” he stated. “And especially, if you look at my history and the start of my career in the Premier League, I don’t think many people would have thought I would reach that number.”

Fabianski was a wonderful signing when he arrived from Swansea. Had we managed to get a few more like him  who knows where we might be.

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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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  • Clive says:

    Fab is a mystery sometimes when he makes some great saves but then lets a goal in under his body I didn’t think was as difficult to save.

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