Ben Johnson put in another impressive display for West Ham against Aston Villa yesterday, this time at left-back, and some Hammers fans have taken to Twitter to praise the youngster for his performance.
Many West Ham fans were fuming when Jeremy Ngakia was let go at the end of last month for nothing.
But it seems as though David Moyes has an even better prospect at the London Stadium in the form of 20-year-old Ben Johnson.
The Hammers starlet can play at either right-back or left-back. He is incredibly comfortable in possession, has bundles of pace and possesses impressive positional sense for someone so young.
Johnson has so much potential and he will undoubtedly go on to be a key figure for West Ham for many many, more years to come.
Ryan Fredericks has been poor since joining the Hammers on a free transfer in the summer of 2018. And Johnson is surely now West Ham’s number one right-back.
The young starlet made one tackle, one interception, two clearances and three ball recoveries yesterday.
Some Hammers fans took to Twitter last night and absolutely raved about the 20-year-old’s display against Villa…
Been great! Just I really struggle to see why anyone rated fredericks? Also thought diop has looked sharper lately?
— Tyler ⚒ (@TylerChristie14) July 26, 2020
so happy we got rid of Ngakia and kept Johnson. He’s on another level. what an incredible player he could be in a couple of years
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) July 27, 2020
Not he’s natural position then did evan even better getting those crosses in on hes weaker foot wow what a player we have on our team
— Wayne MacGowan (@wmpc12) July 26, 2020
I think he played better on the left than the right! Defended well on both sides but his passing and crossing was much better from the left. Think he will be very decent if he gets his head down and keeps progressing!
— Barry Walker (@Bazza_WHU_08) July 26, 2020
He might not think it’s his natural position, but I genuinely think it might be! He’s a better defender than Cresswell, and his service into the box today was excellent. Either way, he should probably make every match day squad next season.
— Michael Buckler (@mjb85) July 26, 2020
He played really well – our best full-back at the club now, just a shame we weren’t more positive in the game considering we had nothing to lose – 1 shot on target all match! That’s Moyes for you though – not exactly looking forward to next season to see more of the same 😔
— Matthew Edge-Wilkins (@mattedgewilkins) July 26, 2020
Twice he has done well at left back once on his debut and now today. Thought he’s played better there than when I’ve seen him at right back
— AndyWHU1987 ⚒ (@AndyWHU1987) July 26, 2020
so mature on his positioning good with 2 feet excited for seeing him next season diop was not good with his foot ability :/
— ⚒️antho krays⚒️ (@krays2208) July 26, 2020
Better than Fredericks and Cresswell put together. Better on the ball, better off it, better end product. Class player.
— Ross Gilbert (@Bilko13) July 26, 2020
Better than ngakia. Looked composed. To me man of the match
— litecoinhammer (@Nigel76949900) July 26, 2020
My MOM too
— DJ Vinyl Tap (@DJVinylTap) July 26, 2020
Looks a quality young player
— Dan ⚒ (@danbeatles78) July 26, 2020