Four more years a Hammer Soucek on the spot


By Hughie Southon

Four more years a Hammer Tomas Soucek last night celebrated by scoring the winner in the Czech Republic’s 1-0 victory over the Faroe Islands in the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifier.

Tomas Soucek-West Ham

There may have been plenty of confusion and inaccuracy over his Irons future but there was none from the spot as he scored his tenth international goal and to see his nation sitting in second spot in Group E.

It bears repeating given the crazy stuff about him possibly leaving the London Stadium at the end of the season is nonsense with David Sullivan confirming exclusively to Claret and Hugh last night (Sun) that he signed a four year deal back in the summer as exclusively revealed by us on August 10.

Last night’s win ensured the Czechs bounced back from a defeat by Albania in their last appearance to keep themselves well in line for qualification.

Meanwhile, Edson Álvarez and Mohammed Kudus were involved in games with Alvarez’s Mexicans meeting Kudus’ Ghana in an international friendly on Saturday night .

Mexico took the bragging rights with a 2-0 win via goals from Hirving Lozano and Uriel Antuna. Kudus was involved for the full 90 minutes and the Hammers defensive midfielder for 73.

Finally, Michail Antonio was involved for 88 minutes, as Jamaica moved top of Group B in the CONCACAF Nations League with three wins and a draw from their first four games after beating Haiti 3-2..

Antonio featured for 88 minutes, as Jamaica moved top of Group B with three wins and a draw from their first four games.

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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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