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Tony Cascarino compares Yarmolenko to Bale and Robben

Tony Cascarino believes Andriy Yarmolenko’s style of play is similar to Gareth Bale or Arjen Robben.

Writing for The Times, the former Millwall striker noted Yarmolenko’s ability to cut in from the right flank and hit the ball with his left foot.

Yarmolenko vs. Everton

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham pours water over his head during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

Yarmolenko was handed his first Premier League start of the season in Sunday’s clash with Everton.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

The Ukraine international rose to the occasion, scoring twice as West Ham registered their first win of the season.

It took just 10 minutes for Yarmolenko to get on the score sheet. Marko Arnautovic rolled the ball into the winger’s path and he did the rest, sweeping home with his left foot.

And just after the half hour mark, West Ham were 2-0 ahead, courtesy of another Yarmolenko goal.

The 28-year-old picked the ball up on the right, shimmied onto his favoured left foot and sent a powerful shot into the net.

It was an impressive first start for Yarmolenko in the Premier League and a sign of things to come.

Cascarino on Yarmolenko

Cascarino was impressed with Yarmolenko’s display. The 6ft 2in winger was a handful for the Everton defenders for most of the game.

His display against Everton was the main talking point in Cascarino’s column this week. It even prompted him to compare the Ukrainian to two top class European wingers.

Cascarino said: “Andriy Yarmolenko is like Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben in the way that he wants to play on the right and cut in on to his left foot.

“As an opposing defender, you cannot allow him to do that or he will punish you more often than not. And it is also obvious that he will try to do it at every opportunity.”

How good can he be?

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 16: Andriy Yarmolenko of West Ham United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 0-2 during the Premier League match between Everton FC and West Ham United at Goodison Park on September 16, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Yarmolenko is not quite the finished product yet. His fitness still needs work and he had a few shaky moments.

But that will be forgiven as his goals sent West Ham on their way to their first win of the season.

If Yarmolenko can continue to use his left foot like he does, then West Ham could see a lot more goals from him before the end of the season.


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