Mark Noble has used part of the international break to run the the rule over three outstanding performances against Norwich last weekend.
CandH’s player ratings demonstrated that Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Arthur Masuaku were among the outstanding players in the Hammers team and Nobes is delighted with the way each of them performed.
Anderson was quite outstanding and probabaly gave his best performance since arriving at the club completing 72 passes, making seven out of eight successful dribbles and three key passes, including one that set Arthur Masuaku away to assist Sebastien Haller’s opening goal.
It was an amazing display whilst Yarmo showed he is well on his is returning to the type of form which can contribute to our season in a big way.
Masuaku too provide some perfect link-up play with Anderson to show that, at his best, he is a key performer within the team when bang on his game.
And speaking at https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2019/september/10-september/noble-delighted-teammates-early-season-form the captain said, first of Anderson: “That’s why you pay the big bucks for these sorts of players.
“Everyone loves the skills and the running, but it’s not just that – his work-rate off the ball, getting back and tackling, is fantastic.
“He’s a really special player, and I’m hoping we can keep him fit and playing like that for the rest of the season.”
He added of Yarmo: “I think everyone was really pleased for him. We’ve all seen what he’s been through in the last ten months.
“He started off really well for the club and got a couple of goals, but then he got that injury. No matter what, even if you’re injured for two weeks, you don’t feel a part of it as you’re not out there training with the lads, and he has suffered.
“He’s had a whole summer to think about it and pre-season was hard for him to get up to speed, but I thought he looked really good, and for him to get his goal, the whole team was really pleased and buzzing that he managed to do that.”
Masuaku impressed the skipper who said: “I thought he was brilliant and, to be honest, I thought the whole back four was brilliant to keep Pukki quiet because he’s such a good goalscorer.
“I thought the aggression we played with, the power and pace and control, was brilliant. For me, that’s the best we’ve played for a long time.”