West Ham ace Ben Johnson put in a top-class display against Wolves at the London Stadium yesterday afternoon.
The 22-year-old came back into the side after Vladimir Coufal underwent groin surgery.
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In fairness to Johnson, he didn’t deserve to get dropped for Vlad earlier on this season but that’s what Moyes decided to do.
The Czech Republic international was really poor leading up to his groin surgery and Johnson now has a huge opportunity to nail down the West Ham right-back spot as his own.
Chance for Johnson to shine
The Waltham Forest born ace has been with the Hammers since he was a young boy and he is adored by the London Stadium faithful.
He returned to the starting XI yesterday and put in a truly brilliant performance. He is far more energetic than Coufal, has much more pace and is actually a better defender.
The only thing that Johnson really needs to improve upon is his final delivery into the box. Crossing is probably the one thing that Coufal does better than the 22-year-old.
If the youngster continues to work hard and applies himself properly both on and off the pitch, the sky will be the limit for him.
West Ham fans will love something that Ben Johnson did yesterday after win over Wolves
The 22-year-old is absolutely full of energy.
His game is based about his ability to get up and down the flank for the entire 90 minutes.
Johnson certainly did that yesterday against Wolves and David Moyes surely now knows that the 22-year-old is the best right-back that he has at his disposal.
The challenge for him now will be to keep improving and reaching another level by getting better at crossing the ball into the box.
One thing’s for sure, Johnson won’t stop trying to become a better player. He has the heart, desire and a certain kind of love for the football club that cannot be fabricated.
Johnson ran around the London Stadium yesterday applauding the fans after the game.
Quite how he had that energy after 90 minutes is anyone’s guess! Unbelievable from Ben Johnson. He’s one of our own isn’t he!
Here he is putting in the hard yards AFTER our win over Wolves:
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