Danny Gabbidon suggested on Twitter last night that he was confused by Tomas Soucek’s display for West Ham against Newcastle.

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The 25-year-old has been a breath air since joining the Hammers from Slavia Prague on loan in January. He then made that move a permanent one in July for around £19 million (Football.London).

The Czech Republic international ace has scored three goals in 14 games for West Ham. Soucek has been a constant menace from set pieces, and he will undoubtedly go on to be a true fan favourite at the London Stadium.

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Tomas Soucek (Photo by Adam Davy – Pool/Getty Images)

Last night was arguably his worst performance in a West Ham shirt, however. It was clear that he wasn’t 100 per cent fit, and perhaps David Moyes shouldn’t have played him from the start.

The Czech star just seemed to be out of sync and didn’t really seem to know himself whether he was supposed to be playing in defensive midfield or further forward. A blow to the head via Andy Carroll inside the first 20 seconds of the match probably didn’t help.


And former West Ham defender Danny Gabbidon took to Twitter last night, suggesting that he was baffled by Soucek’s performance:

We will never criticise Soucek. He is an incredibly important player for us and he clearly loves West Ham.

Last night was undoubtedly a blip and let’s hope he comes back stronger and even better than he was before.

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