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Lopetegui Eyes Kudus for Bigger Role

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West Ham‘s rebuild under Julen Lopetegui is set to see a blossoming of Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus, if reports are to be believed.

With David Moyes gone, Lopetegui inherits a West Ham squad in need of a major overhaul. At least 10 new players are expected to arrive this summer, with Lopetegui favouring a larger squad than his predecessor.

Despite the rebuild, there’s existing talent to work with. Players like Alphonse Areola, Jarrod Bowen, and Mohammed Kudus provide a strong foundation for the new manager.

According to Sky Sports journalist Adam Bate, Lopetegui is particularly excited to work with Kudus. Lopetegui’s preferred 4-3-3 formation, with attacking full-backs and creative midfielders, seems tailor-made for Kudus’ skillset.

Under Moyes, fans felt Kudus’ talent was wasted. Forced to drop deep and do defensive work, his attacking potential was stifled. This is evidenced by Kudus leading Europe’s top leagues in take-ons (100!) – he also set a new Premier league record this season of 14 take-ons in a single game!

These stats highlight his dribbling ability but also the number of defenders he has to beat just to get involved in the attack.

West Ham fans are optimistic that Lopetegui will free Kudus from his defensive shackles and allow him to play in a more advanced role. This would allow Kudus to showcase his talent more effectively and become a key player for the Hammers.

The Lopetegui era promises a fresh approach for West Ham. His tactical vision and reported enthusiasm for Kudus suggest a more attacking style of play that could unlock the Ghanaian’s potential and bring excitement back to the London Stadium.

Bring it on Loppy !

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  • Bennyboy baker says:

    We here a lot of talk about how much better we will be with Lopetegui as manager and it all sounds good but the reality may be a lot different given that Sullivan is in charge of what and how we spend as we all know Sullivan is full of promise but rarely delivers which could cause a major problem should Sullivan not ok the funds for the players we need and want as we know he walked out on wolves leaving them high and dry even if he signs a contract with the club unless promises are kept he is likely to do the same thing to us

    • rollercoaster hammer says:

      sorry mate. Lopetegui left Wolves because of broken promises. they promised him a bigger budget and better ayers. he dragged them away from relegation and they gave him nothing. also, it seems as though Kretinsky had a big say in securing this manager. so, despite your concentrated contempt for Sullivan, why don’t you share it around a little when it’s deserved?

  • D.f.butcher says:

    What I’m hoping for next season is when they read out our team I don’t look at our subs bench and think your having a laugh , and also when they come out to train a bit the first eleven and the naughty boys on the bench actually interact , and I would also like to see our dead ball specialist clear a wall when taking a free one ,

  • Voss says:

    If he walks out after the board renege on promises then rightly so. It’s the board that need to go in that case

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