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West Ham player's nightmare night on international duty is terrible news for David Moyes


West Ham player's nightmare night on international duty is terrible news for David Moyes

West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek endured a disastrous night on international duty with the Czech Republic in the Nation’s League last night.

His country lost 2-1 to Switzerland and were subsequently relegated down to League B, and Soucek will feel partly to blame.

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Soucek has been really, really poor for West Ham for over a year now. He is an absolute shadow of the player who scored 10 Premier League goals in the 2020/21 season.

The 27-year-old’s performance for West Ham against Everton at Goodison Park 10 days ago was truly horrendous.

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In fairness, he shouldn’t be anywhere near David Moyes’s starting XI at the moment. And he will surely be dropped for our next game against Wolves on Saturday evening.

Things went from bad to worse for Soucek at international level last night…

West Ham man has nightmare international break

Soucek started for the Czech Republic against Switzerland last night – his 54th cap for his country.

The 27-year-old’s side had to beat the Swiss in order to avoid relegation down to League B.

The Czechs lost 4-0 to Portugal last time out and had suffered three consecutive defeats leading up to the game in Switzerland.

That now reads four, and Soucek and his side haven’t won a game since June.

Unfortunately for them, the hosts won the game 2-1, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Switzerland led 2-0 before the Czechs got back into the game through a goal from Patrik Schick.

Then, after 61 minutes, it was time for Soucek to shine. The Czech Republic were awarded a penalty and the West Ham man stood up to take it.

The 6ft 4in midfielder had his spot-kick saved by Switzerland goalkeeper Yann Sommer though.

In fairness to Soucek, it was a good save from the Swiss stopper.

However, that wont matter to the West Ham man, whose miss cost his side dearly on the international stage last night.

Soucek’s confidence is clearly at rock bottom at the moment. The last thing that he and David Moyes needed was for that confidence to take a negative hit again last night.

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The 27-year-old West Ham midfielder’s penalty miss on international duty last night was really bad news for West Ham.

We think that Moyes should now leave Soucek out from the Hammers starting XI for a prolonged period of time. His form and confidence are both at an all-time low.

It has been a long time coming, but now the onus is on Moyes to take the 27-year-old out of the firing line for his own good.

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