West Ham United fan favourite Pablo Fornals has reacted to being ruthlessly dropped by David Moyes against Wolves.

Fornals has established himself as a fundamental player at West Ham under Moyes.

The midfield ace is loved by West Ham fans and his manager for his infectious attitude, workrate and of course his ability.

Yes the Cockney Carzola should perhaps score more goals with the chances he has. But nobody can doubt his quality or commitment.

The problem is Fornals, like many of his West Ham teammates, have not quite hit their usual high standards this season.

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Fornals was particularly poor in West Ham’s defeat to Everton before the international break. He certainly was not alone.

But he paid the price in the next game against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the weekend as he was left out in favour of Maxwel Cornet.

Now West Ham fan favourite Fornals has reacted to being ruthlessly dropped by Moyes from the starting line-up for the much-needed 2-0 victory.

Ironically Fornals was called upon after just 34 minutes when Cornet was forced off through injury.

And he did not let anyone down, playing his part in West Ham getting a vital three points.

But how did the Spaniard feel about being left out having become one of the first names on the teamsheet in recent seasons?

Well Fornals has reacted in the manner most West Ham fans might have come to expect by now, with a brilliant attitude which sums up the great team spirit Moyes has fostered at the London Stadium.

“This is not Pablo Fornals’ team; this is West Ham United,” Fornals told whufc.com.

“Pablo is just one player on this team. It’s about competition, and I think competition is going to improve everyone.

“We made some really good signings in the summer. They have given different points and different styles to the team. And people who have been here for more time have to show everyone they deserve to start now. So obviously, we are always in a positive mood because we are a team, and we 100% agree that this is going to help us.

“Whether people start or don’t, have more minutes in the league or in the Europa Conference League, this is competition. Everyone in the team is going to improve (because of that).”

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It is so refreshing to see such a positive and team above individuals mentality at West Ham.

And it underlines just why Moyes takes more time than most managers to do his due diligence on potential signings to assess the type of character he is bringing into the building.

Of course Moyes inherited Fornals, who was signed by Manuel Pellegrini.

But his exemplary attitude is the reason he is still at the club long after Moyes has shipped out several others signed by the previous regime.


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