Tomas Soucek was captured on video outside Rush Green yesterday interacting with two young West Ham fans.
And what a wonderfully wholesome, pure couple of minutes it was.
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The 27-year-old midfielder joined the Hammers originally on loan in January 2020 before making his move to the London Stadium a permanent one the following summer.
And Soucek instantly endeared himself to the West Ham faithful with his die for the cause attitude.
David Moyes is clearly a huge fan of the 6ft 4in midfielder. The Scot plays him week in, week out. Soucek has played an incredible 7,544 minutes for the Hammers since moving to the London Stadium two years ago (Transfermarkt).
He is a hugely popular figure in the East End and already has cult hero status at the club. And Soucek may well have just got even more popular with the club’s fans…
Soucek video outside Rush Green will warm West Ham fans’ hearts
The 27-year-old returned to somewhere near his best form on Sunday and scored the match-winning goal for the Hammers against Wolves.
It was a huge win for West Ham and a vitally important goal for Soucek from a personal perspective as well.
Hopefully we see the best of Tomas between now and the end of the season. Because we’re going to need him if we are to have any chance of finishing inside the top four.
In typical Soucek style, he was back training hard at Rush Green on Monday after our win on Sunday.
And he met a couple of young West Ham fans outside the gates of the Rush Green training complex:
That’s absolutely brilliant to see. What a man!
Not only is Soucek a top-class footballer and a proper professional but he is also clearly a lovely man being.
Great stuff from the big Czech.