Tomas Soucek has lifted the lid on a very special guest he had at the London Stadium for West Ham United’s win over Wolves on Sunday.
The Hammers earned a vital three points against Wolves, with Soucek scoring the eventual match winner in the 59th minute.
A win against the Black Country outfit was an absolute must for West Ham.
David Moyes would have made that clear to his players before the match.
Having won the game, the Hammers are now sitting in fifth spot in the Premier League table, five points clear of Sunday’s opponents Wolves.
The most pleasing thing about Sunday’s win was the fact that the players actually put in a very good performance for the first time in a very long time. And Soucek would have been delighted from a personal perspective as well…
Tomas Soucek opens up on special guest in attendance for West Ham vs Wolves
The 27-year-old midfielder has been nowhere near his best for the Hammers this season.
It must be noted that he has had to adapt to a new role, however, in order to give Declan Rice the freedom and license to burst forward more.
The Czech Republic international was visibly delighted when the full-time whistle blew at the London Stadium on Sunday.
And Soucek told WHUFC.com what made the victory particularly special for him:
“Thank you, this goal is maybe the best gift for what I could do for the fans and everyone. Also for my grandfather, who came here for the first time. He has supported me since my childhood, so this goal is for him. He’s 80 in a week, too!”
He was then asked who he was pointing to in the crowd after he scored:
“Yes it was him. He wanted to come here before but couldn’t because of COVID, but finally he was here so I was happy to give him that gift.”
Soucek really is a great lad. Sure, he’s struggled this season but one thing he can never be accused of is not giving 110% for West Ham United.
The 27-year-old now has four goals in 25 Premier League games this season (Transfermarkt).
If the Hammers are to have any chance of finishing inside the top four this season, Soucek will probably need to double his goal tally this season at the very least over the final 11 games.
He’s more than capable of doing just that. Hopefully his goal in Sunday against Wolves will give him the confidence he needs to really kick on now and rediscover the form that he displayed so consistently last term.