He was one of the stars of West Ham United’s brilliant season and now Vladimir Coufal looks to be carrying his form into the summer.
That’s if the West Ham full back’s first half display for Czech Republic against Scotland is anything to go by.
Coufal has come up against Liverpool star Andy Robertson for West Ham.
Liverpool star Robertson had flagged up the quality of West Ham duo Coufal and Soucek
And the Hammers hero seriously impressed Robertson who recently lauded Coufal and his club and country teammate Tomas Soucek in an interview with PLZ Soccer.
“I’ve played against Soucek and Coufal from West Ham and I know how good they are, they’re full of quality,” Robertson told PLZ Soccer.
Well Robertson has been proved right as he was schooled by Coufal after the West Ham star produced one of his typical overlaps and a sumptuous cross to assist the goal which put Czech Republic 1-0 up at half-time against Scotland.
Coufal schools Robertson with another brilliant assist
There is still a half to play and Robertson has been Scotland’s star man so far.
But Coufal has been his usual solid self before adding another assist.
Liverpool star Robertson has showed his class, though, congratulating Coufal for a brilliant piece of defending against him in stopping a dangerous attack.
That is something West Ham fans are well used to seeing after he notched eight of them last season – the joint most in the Premier League with fellow Hammers full back Aaron Cresswell.
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Soucek has been relatively quiet as an attacking force but was praised at half-time by pundit Paul Lambert for doing an excellent man marking job on Aston Villa star John McGinn.
West Ham target Alex Kral has looked decent and very tidy on the ball without really imposing himself on the game so far.
Coufal’s lovely cross was headed home by striker Patrik Schick of Bayer Leverkusen.
He could face West Ham in the Europa League next season and looks a talent having added a second from the halfway line to give the Czech’s a 2-0 lead.