West Ham winger Nathan Holland produced a sublime performance to help the under-23 team pick up a vital win against Swansea City in Wales.
Holland provided two assists and caused problems all evening as West Ham beat Swansea’s under-23 side 3-0 in a crucial relegation battle.
The young Hammers still remain in the relegation zone but have given themselves a good chance of staying up in the Premier League 2 with this win.
Nathan Holland dazzles for the academy
Holland played a central role in this victory and it wouldn’t surprise anyone who has watched the kid play before. The 20-year-old started on the left wing and had the beating of the right-back on numerous occasions.
Holland’s first assist was a clever square ball into the box for new boy Mesaque Dju to tap home. And the ex-Everton winger provided another assist when he glided past the defender, showing a turn of pace and deceptive trickery, before rolling the ball into the path of Dan Kemp.
The former England under-19 international has played one senior game for the Hammers but injuries have frustrated his progress.
Now West Ham fans want to see Holland in the first-team and here are some opinions on Twitter after his under-23 masterclass.
Holland again. First team please
— oscar (@mustbemaiga) March 11, 2019
Holland is ridiculous.. kid has to be getting a sniff around the first team if diangana does
— jh⚒ (@joeharris06) March 12, 2019
absolutely glides along, bit of a giggs style going on
— David bough (@futurestrader05) March 12, 2019
Great assistance from Nathan Holland x2 … don’t like how the lad ran past him when he scored …. Should of thanked him for the pass
— Mark Broadhead (@MarkBroadhead5) March 12, 2019
Holland and Kemp are a class above
— Antonio Fanelli (@ALFanelli1994) March 12, 2019
Get Holland in that first team now…. ⚒
— Steve Hilleard (@steve_hilleard) March 12, 2019
Doing bits like before your injury lovely to see ⚒⚒⚒
— ⚒ Luke Tekkers ⚒ (@luketekkers7) March 12, 2019
Keep on getting better lad. First team time is coming
— DenverWestHam (Scott Davis) (@DenverWestHam) March 12, 2019