How long since Hammers have had such charismatic players?


Mohammed Kudus (left) and Lucas Paqueta (right) were the stars of the show on Sunday

How long since Hammers have had such charismatic players?

Mohammad Kudus and Lucas Paqueta are making it difficult to talk about anything other than the pair of them right now. How long is it since the Hammers have had two such charismatic players who not only score such amazing goals and assists but then turn on the style in front of home and opposition fans. I’m loving it so thank you Tim Steidten for Mo and agent Barry Silkman for getting Lucas across the line! David Moyes has two of the finest players to manage even he will have had under his control during a very long managerial career.

How long since Hammers have had such charismatic players?

The Daily Mail makes a very good point (for once) in pointing out that Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag made entirely the incorrect decision when signing Ajax winder Antony who is on zero goals having been taken to Old Trafford for £86 million whilst Mo has managed nine in 20 games for the Irons. Amazing stuff and let’s hope the 14 makes United suffer big time on Saturday.

Manager David Moyes said of the Brazilian whom he admits has him tearing his hair out at times: ‘I’m not someone who likes giving too much leeway to my players, but as I’ve got older I’ve realised when you have that talent you have to let them flourish.’

On Kudus, who West Ham will lose to the Africa Cup of Nations next month, Moyes added: ‘That is a huge blow. His goals and assists are standing out, but defensively he is doing all the work for us too.’

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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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  • Mr Buddy Lurve says:

    I think that is what I (and many others) love about these two – the way they track back, get stuck in and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty to win the ball back. So many lazy forward players out there who don’t put in the miles, and watching them skillfully come away from a challenge with the ball is brilliant. Well done.

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