An “excellent” West Ham United verdict was carried live on Sky Sports, and Roy Keane was left speechless by Tomas Soucek’s “solid” play.
Roy Keane says Tomas Soucek is a goal-scoring midfielder for West Ham United, which is “excellent.”
Prior to the team’s matchup with Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Sunday, December 3, the Sky Sports analyst revealed the decision.
Prior to the game against the Eagles, the Czech Republic international has five goals in his previous five club and national outings.
Keane stated in real time on Sky Sports Main Event, as cited by BBC Sport, “If you’ve got a midfielder scoring goals – excellent.” He’s always been a reliable, decent professional, therefore I like him. He is a tremendous plus since he can help you achieve your goals.
While Soucek’s play did decline following his stellar start to life in claret and blue, he now appears to be back to his best, and more crucially for Moyes, the player is netting some enormous goals.
This includes late victories in the Premier League against teams like Burnley and Nottingham Forest as well as the Europa League versus Backa Topola.
For David Moyes, he truly is an essential player; in addition to his goals, the midfield ace can be counted on for crushing tackles and inch-perfect interceptions.
To the relief of West Ham supporters who would have been worried about the worst following the sale of Declan Rice, the Czech Republic ace has established a formidable midfield at the London Stadium with players like Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse.
Losing the England international was, of course, a huge blow, but the form of Soucek has helped the Hammers recover from that loss.
In the Premier League on Sunday, Crystal Palace and deplorable West Ham defense shared a point in a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium.
Mohammed Kudus, a winger for Ghana, scored a beautiful goal to put the Hammers ahead, and they were on their way to a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions.
However, Konstantinos Mavropanos, a Greek defender for West Ham, arrived with a gift when he made a brilliant back pass that allowed Odsonne Edouard to equalize.
The Hammers have just kept one clean sheet in the Premier League this season, which has again proved to be a costly mistake.
Palace appeared to be in the clear, especially without Eberechi Eze’s offensive danger following his ankle injury last week.
However, they came dangerously close to taking the lead when Edouard volleyed wide and Joachim Andersen headed Michael Olise’s free kick back across goal.
After 13 minutes, though, the Hammers seized the lead with their first meaningful opportunity.
When Kudus turned to find Lucas Paqueta in the center circle after spinning away from Will Hughes, the action got underway.
James Ward-Prowse, who moved the play to Vladimir Coufal on the right, received the ball from the Brazilian.
Czech winger After Kudus carried on running into the box and hammered a first-time effort past Palace keeper Sam Johnstone, Coufal brought the ball back for him.
After missing two games due to a knee knock sustained while playing for England, Jarrod Bowen is back for West Ham. He had a chance to increase the advantage when he grabbed onto a pass over the top from Nayef Aguerd, but his attempted lob shot was not good enough to beat Johnstone.
Before the break, Palace had a chance to equalize when Andersen’s free kick drifted just wide of the goal with home goalie Alphonse Areola alone after it bounced off the back of Edson Alvarez.
Just after the half, Tomas Soucek swung a boot at the ball while offside and interfering with play, despite Kudus having the ball in the net once more.
Edouard attempted to get his head on Marc Guehi’s cross, but was stopped by a header from Ward-Prowse beneath the crossbar. However, a little while after
A no-look back ball from the former Arsenal defender, who was the only player on the field since Kurt Zouma was absent due to a family matter, found Edouard’s path.
Walking forward, avoiding Alvarez’s last-ditch challenge, and firing low into the bottom corner, the French striker could not believe his luck.
With a header that was aimed directly at Johnstone, Bowen missed the opportunity to win it in stoppage time and extend West Ham’s current winning streak.