David Moyes has told reporters that West Ham United duo Tomas Soucek and Vladimir Coufal going away on international duty with the Czech Republic is a big concern for him and the football club, as quoted by Football.London.
The Czech national team face fixtures against Estonia, Belgium and Wales over the course of the next 10 days.
There is a lot of travelling involved with the games taking place in Estonia, the Czech Republic and Wales.
The Czech’s have had problems with Covid during the last two international breaks.
David Moyes concerned about West Ham duo
There were problems in October and once again in November.
And David Moyes told reporters yesterday that the prospect of Soucek and Coufal heading on on international duty with the Czech Republic is a concern for him, as quoted by Football.London:
“It is a bit of a concern for us. A couple of times going to the Czech Republic it has not been so good, they had problems the last two times from what I can remember.”
Soucek and Coufal have had such a huge impact since moving to the London Stadium from Slavia Prague.
The Czech duo are hugely important to West Ham. So the prospect of losing them for a prolonged period of time either through injury or Covid-related reasons will be a massively worrying one for Moyes, the players and the fans.
Hopefully they both return to England unscathed in a couple of weeks. This international break really is a joke. It’s beyond farcical that, given the current global health crisis, players are expected to jet off around the world, risking the spread of infection in the process.
Something should have been done about it. It hasn’t though.
So we will just have to keep our fingers crossed that Tomas and Vlad return to East London safe and sound, as well as all of our other internationals.