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Pinpointing Lanzini’s drop in form

Hammer Manuel Lanzini received player poor ratings yesterday for another under-par performance. Questions are quite rightly being asked what is wrong with our playmaker?

It would be unfair to suggest his drop in form coincided with his new deal but it equally hard to call it a coincidence or pinpoint other factors.

The club waited before offering a new deal to Lanzini to ensure he was the same player after recovery from his cruciate ligament rupture injury he suffered while on international duty for Argentina in the world cup warm-up. He suffered another torn muscle in April this year which kept him out of action for another 16 days at the end of last season.

The 26-year-old extended his contract by a further two years at the end of August this year committing his future at West Ham to the summer of 2023.  His deal is rumoured to have bumped up his wages from £40,000 per week to around £100,000 per week to be on par with other star players.

Lanzini suffered another injury to his foot while on international duty again this season allegedly playing through pain at Aston Villa away before missing two games and finding himself back on the bench for the Bournemouth game.  He started again for the Crystal Palace defeat and again for Everton but hasn’t set the world on fire in either match.

Although Lanzini nicknamed the jewel is a big favourite with the fans it would be fair to say his form has been inconsistent during his time at West Ham and he is sometimes viewed with rose-tinted glasses by many fans.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “Pinpointing Lanzini’s drop in form

  1. Anderson is viewed with 2 pair of rose tinted glasses he is a luxury we can’t afford would like to see Sky Sports go over his statistics for tackling,chasing back when he lost the ball,and turning his back on the ball when somebody is about to pass or shoot.
    Yes he produces the odd but of magic but IMHO doesn’t justify his short comings

  2. Inconsistent makes him the perfect fit for West Ham then doesn’t it Sean! 😊

  3. It seems like you did just pinpoint his loss of form — to when he hurt his foot on the first international break. Am I missing something?

    • When Lanzini came in the beginning we were warned by hammer fans in that part of the UAE that he blew hot and cold and lacked consistent performances so iam not too surprised but the injuries obviously not help..I just hope he gets back.to the level he was coz on his day he is top drawer!!

  4. We currently have 3 x luxury players, none of whom are producing currently. Anderson, Lanzini and Fornals. Haller must be so frustrated

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