Dimitri Payet’s goal this afternoon was beyond words.
I was working at the Premier League offices where several of us former pros watch several games between us but I always keep a very close eye on the Irons match for this site.
But when his goal went in every single one of us jumped up and applauded. It was a fabulous goal from a player who has – and will continue to take – the Premier League by the scruff of the neck this season.
The highest compliment I can Dimi is to say that he has brought back the days of Dennis Bergkamp – a guy who scored wonder goal after wonder goal.
I absolutely love this lad – he is everybody’s kind of player and the beauty is he’s WEST HAM’S FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS!
But if he is a star player what are we to make our magnificent manager who keeps getting every big decision right. Mark Noble was having a fantastic game when Slav decided to bring him off and throw on Andy Carroll as we went 4-4-2.
And it was AC who provided the knock down for the wondrous Bergkamp-like killer goal from Mr Payet – top marks Slav – you got it spot on!
I love Lanzini who supplied the cross for that goal and of course got one of his own. He’s a quick dynamic player who is going to get better and better as time goes by and he and Payet look a partnership made in heaven.
Am I excited? Damned right I am and now we need to get it right at home. If we do that – as I’m certain we will – goodness knows where we can go.
Ok I know we have to keep our feet on the ground but it’s getting harder and that’s down to a fabulous manager and a magnificent squad – the best we have seen at Upton Park for many a long year.
Oh, and I notice Sunderland got beat as well !!!