Jamie Carragher praised Pablo Fornals for something he did in the build-up to West Ham United’s first goal against Leicester last night, when speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football (August 23rd, 8:58 pm).
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The Hammers were quite simply breathtaking last night.
What a performance, what a team, what a manger, what an atmosphere.
We finally have a team that we can be really proud of. That is all down to David Moyes.
We have to give Manuel Pellegrini a bit of credit, however, for bringing Pablo Fornals to the London Stadium if nothing else.
Fornals scored the Hammers’ first goal against the Foxes.
It was something that the 25-year-old did during the build up to him finding the back of the net, however, that caught Carragher’s eye.
Jamie Carragher praises Pablo Fornals
The Sky Sports pundit made a great observation about something that the Spaniard did moments before finding the back of the net last night:
“The role of the goalscorer, he lets it run. I just want to highlight that. It comes into Vardy and he doesn’t deal with it, when this ball comes in now (when Fornals receives the ball during the build-up). Soucek is expecting the one-two, Fornals shows composure to let the ball run across his body, he opens the field up and that’s what makes the difference, it brings the wide player into it. Brilliant.”
The former Villarreal ace is a hugely popular figure at the London Stadium.
The 25-year-old actually doesn’t stop running. And he has genuine quality as well, as was fully evident last night.
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Fornals will be a vital player for West Ham over the next few years. He is improving with each week that passes, and it really is great to see.