Vladimir Coufal has lifted the lid on the current atmosphere inside the West Ham United dressing room.

The Hammers are currently flying high in fourth spot in the Premier League table.

One of the main reasons for our success since David Moyes took over at the London Stadium has been the great harmony and togetherness present amongst the players.

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There has also been a really strong connection between the players, the manager and the fans.

All of that was in danger of being lost on Monday when Kurt Zouma was filmed kicking and slapping his pet cat.

Most of the club’s fans condemned Zouma whilst he faced criticism for his actions from pundits, fans of other teams and even political figures worldwide.

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He has since been punished, and rightly so. The Frenchman has been docked two weeks wages (to be donated to animal charities) and has had his cats taken away from him by the RSPCA.

Some have suggested that the harmony at West Ham could have been disrupted by Zouma’s actions. It doesn’t seem that way at all, however.

Coufal lifts lid on West Ham dressing room

The Czech Republic international spoke to the media after the Hammers’ 1-0 win over Watford at the London Stadium on Tuesday night.

And Coufal suggested that the West Ham dressing room is still an extremely tightly knit one, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

Vladimir Coufal has lifted the lid on the current atmosphere in the West Ham United dressing room
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“In the changing room, we are trying to be one big family. We trust each other. We are playing for one another. We want to sometimes play better football, but the most important thing is that we are able to win.”

That’s very good to hear. Whether it’s true or not is another matter of course.

There must have been some West Ham players who were furious with Zouma. Hopefully now the Frenchman has received his punishment everyone can move on though.

It was our brilliant team spirit that got us where we are today.

And if we lose that, even with one or two players, then we could be in real trouble.

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