Masuaku so happy with his monster display


arthurmArthur Masuaku enjoyed a brilliant game against Everton and clearly nobody enjoyed it more than the man himself.

Speaking to the official site he said: “I think that was my best game for West Ham. In my opinion I’m better when I’m on the wing because I can go forward and I can come back and defend. This is my best position, I think.

“It’s nice to have played four games back-to-back. I can play without pain after having trouble with my injury [earlier in the season].

“Now everything s behind me, hopefully I can keep going and play like I did on Saturday.

“I think it was a good point for us against a top team. We played very well as a team and that’s the key to success.

“We defended well, we were strong, we were solid and we didn’t give them the opportunity to score. We have to keep going like that in the next game against Stoke City.”

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  • bubbles says:

    Has Bilic learnt a lesson … Doubt it . Arthur was immense . Nordviet played in his proper position and showed us what we have been missing with capt Noble filling the position under false pretences, Everyone played in a position they are comfortable with and suddenly we looked much more solid . Doubt also that we have seen the last of Noble mores the pity . COYI

  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    So two of our ‘shyte’ summer signings are today gaining the plaudits though according to the youtube minger scouts neither should have been seen in our shirt again.Its a funny old game 😁

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      Tell me about it Rads, all this talk of disasterous window blah blah blah players are all useless etc Fernandes looks quality, Masuaku had two dodgy games and was written off, Nordveit has been criticised to high heaven but has rarely been played in position and when he was he was exposed by Kouyate ironically who was MIA in midfield in preseason, Callieri also shows promise, Fletcher looks like he has a future, Fernandez has been finding the net wherever he has played, I think if we keep hold of them that window could turn out as a blessing in disguise during the next few years.

  • sleepswithdafishes says:

    Nordveit and especially Masuaku have been toilet this season, even in their own positions. Neither were able to quickly adapt to the Prem, and struggled mentally as well as physically. Masuaku looked good coming forward, but was woeful defensively.
    I’m sure they would both accept that. They have both worked extremely hard to prove they can do it in this league, and should be commended for their massive improvement. It’s not worth pretending they were good all the time, really, honest, or that the few brilliant supporters new all the time.
    I made Masuaku man of the match ( instead of Ginge ) because of his hard work in elevating himself to that level, but his real test comes against Liverpool and Tottenham, when he is again up against it. Lets see what these 2 do then, before judging them. If they revert to their norm, people here who are spouting of about them, will be wanting them hung from a lamp post.

  • Max Willow says:

    ‘Uncle Arthur’ (Masuaku) was superb; fantastic to see him cutting in from the wing-back position at great pace. I think we are going to see lots of good things from him next season.

  • Stan The Man says:

    I hear what you are saying Radai,No32.Its nothing to do with being wise after the event,aprt from one shocker at WBA Arthur has previously shown he has some pedigree and if people had watched Nords in the Bundesliga then they would have known he is an accomplished player.
    Sleppingwiththe you dont need to be a brilliant supporter to know they have been good all the time as you put it, all you had to do was watch them for their previous clubs which in the case of Nords i did.
    I really dont mean to be cantankerous on a monday morning but im at a lose as to why you think Masuaka has been woeful.Perhaps i was watching the wrong bleach blonde lol

    • sleepswithdafishes says:

      Yep I saw Nordveit in live matches in the Bundeslig, and he looked accomplished on the right of a back 3, and also on the left of a back 3, but I also noticed that the intensity of the german games he played in didn’t compare to the Prem. He also hardly ever had to head the ball. I still expected him to become a good signing and still hope he will be.
      As for Masuaku i am very happy he has upped his game, because the horror-shows against Man. U and Arsenal within 3 days where he gave away 5 of the 9 goals single-handed, showed him to be a completely inept defender ( despite how exciting he looked coming forward ). He completely lost it in those games as well as others.
      Good luck to both of them in proving that players can overcome the intensity of the Prem, to become decent signings, then we don’t need to replace them.

      • sleepswithdafishes says:

        by the way I don’t think you are cantankerous lol. I of course value your arguments.

        • sleepswithdafishes says:

          I will adjust that to 4 out of 9, because I think the other was Ogbonna giving the ball away on the edge of the area.

        • Stan The Man says:

          Well im not always at my best on a monday morning i do confess.The Boomtown Rats song is very apt for this old bugger lol

          • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

            hehe none of us are at our best on a Monday Stan, Sleeps I thought Nordveidt looked decent in preseason the trouble was he was the only midfielder playing defensively he had no help at all and was completely overrun trying to plug all the gaps that persisted for most of this season, he came from a team that defended as a team, yes the German league is not at our level but as a defensive midfielder with a bit of help he was always going to find his feet imho, I have been defending him all season, one swallow doesn’t make a summer though of course but hopefully he will be given a few games to show what he can do, we know what the others can do so no real need to see anymore from the established players, its the Fernandes, Nordveidt, Callieri’s and maybe Byram’s time to show what they can do for the rest of the season, we have a squad with a few additions that can challenge in all competitions and hopefully next season we will COYI !!!

  • John says:

    We will never know but Tore and Zaza were no mugs (based on last season at their respective clubs) and they might well have come good in different circumstances and given time. This season has been tough all round and confidence very low. Confidence is such a massive factor as last season showed for opposite reasons.

    • sleepswithdafishes says:

      very true john, with all these injuries it was not a good envoirenment in which to bring players who are new to the Prem. They were always on dodgy ground from the off. Most big clubs can afford to hold them back to let them sofetly into the Prem. We had to chuck them in without any real preperation. I have been a bit harsh on them this season, but with all these bad results it’s easy to get ratty lol.

  • kevin says:

    Now all you have to do is go out there and do it 4 more times .

    • sleepswithdafishes says:

      yeah cheer us all up and prove our squad is stronger than it seemed 3 months ago. Liverpool and Spurs especially will be a big test.

  • bubbles says:

    I will be amazed if Bilic lets them have another chance . We have been forced to suffer week after week of abysmal non performances from Noble when we had Nordveit in the squad so when Noble is available he plays . God knows why but I reckon he will be back before end of season . Arthur was great but Bilic has stuck with Cresswell when he has been terrible as well so same again , he will be back as well .

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