Kudus discusses his Christmas gift to the fans


Kudus discusses his Christmas gift to the fans

Mohammed Kudus scored his tenth goal since arriving at the Hammers and was delighted to discuss his  Christmas gift to the fans. The victory over Manchester United was a  hard fought affair  and it was the Ghana international who again played a major part. With six points from two their last two Premier League games the lads can sign off happily until after the festive break.

And once again part of Kudus’ celebration involved himself parking himself down on the advertising hoardings in front of the fans. He had swept in the goal from inside  the penalty area  just a few minutes after Bowen had forced in his eleventh Premier League finish this campaign.

It meant the Irons ended the 2023 home campaign with three points and are currently just four points below Manchester City. Getting on the score-sheet, and watching Bowen again net, both from Lucas Paquetá assists, filled Kudus with delight.

And afterwards he said: “Manchester United are a very good team and everybody gave their best. I’m very happy to help the team get the three points. It’s an amazing Christmas gift for the fans, and I hope they enjoyed it.”

“That’s what I’m here to do. I’ve got the best seat in the stadium when I celebrate my goals too. Lucas gave me the ball on the edge of the box and the defender was coming on my left side, so I had no option but to go on my right. I believed in it, trusted my intuition and it was a good goal.

“All credit to Jarrod. I’m not surprised he’s still scoring. He’s got the hunger and work-ethic, and his professionalism also. He’s setting the example for us and I’m a big fan of how he plays. We keep pushing each other and helping each other and I’m so happy he keeps scoring, and I know there’s even more to come from him.” 

Mohammed Kudus scores against Manchester United
Kudus discusses his Christmas gift to the fans

It was, according to the 23-year-old, a superb way to show gratitude to the Claret and Blue Army.

“They are a very good side and we knew it. We had to be very disciplined defensively and then make use of the counter-attacks when we won the ball. We were able to do that and I’m very happy for it to work. 

“It was 100 per cent important we bounced back. We learn from the down times and then enjoy the ups. It was a bad game at Liverpool but it was good to get this win, especially in the last game before Christmas for the fans.

“The best gift I can give is my performance in a win today. It was so important to win and I want to thank all the West Ham fans for their support. Credit to the fans, I’m glad we made them happy.”

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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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