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Irons go for it TWICE to show attack is the only way

By Hughie Southon

West Ham’s players demonstrated last night that when they free themselves from a defensive formation and attack teams they are a force with which to be reckoned.

The second 45 minutes demonstrated this, as had been the case against Nottingham Forest, when we struck four times.

I fully understand that we are talking about a team in Larnaca who had little to offer. However, the goals came as a result of creative play with Lanzini showing himself to be the player that makes them tick.

Quite how much more effective the little Argentine would be in a central midfield or free role who knows as the manager decided he would use him on the WING!

Despite that, for me he was joint man of the match with Jarrod Bowen who scored a sublime second goal with an inventive header and a first which demonstrated to perfection his quality as a goal scorer.

We have now shown at Premier League and European level the football we can play when for one reason or another the manager’s cautious defensive approach is binned.

If we are to beat relegation this team must become an attacking force and Lanzini must play in the roles to which he is suited!


About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Irons go for it TWICE to show attack is the only way

  1. Although we all know that last night’s result was against AEK Larnaca, I believe this demonstrated an alternative approach and solution to our current position in our fight against relegation.
    Being cautious is one thing, but fortune always favours the brave and I also agree that it is time that the round pegs are placed into round holes. No one illustrates this point better than Lanzini’s performance last night. When you look at the offensive quality of the players that we have at our disposal, we truly have what it takes to hurt the opposition and it is just a matter of allowing players the freedom to play their natural game.
    I also realise that our dreadful injury record this season has played a big part in where we are right now and that the availability of most of these players is a fairly recent proposition.

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