Maxwel Cornet was a total menace for West Ham against Silkeborg in the UEFA Europa Conference League tonight.
The Hammers earned a vital three points against Silkeborg tonight – a result that puts us comfortably at the top of Group B.
The performance was hardly an encouraging one but, a win is a win at the end of the day.
And there were a lot of positives as well.
Maxwel Cornet put in a really impressive performance and sent a message to David Moyes that he should be playing week in, week out.
He certainly possesses a real kind of pace and directness that Moyes doesn’t otherwise have at his disposal…
Maxwel Cornet shines for West Ham vs Silkeborg
The Ivory Coast international was a constant menace for the Hammers tonight.
Cornet won the penalty that got us back in the game in the first-half and then bagged an assist, teeing up Gianluca Scamacca to smash home. But he offered so much more than just those two key contributions.
He continually harried and harassed the Silkeborg defenders and offered our backline an outlet down both wings all game.
The ex-Burnley ace obviously still has a lot to offer.
The goals and assists need to start flowing before we can celebrate him as a success.
We’re convinced that Cornet will go on to become a star at the London Stadium though.
And his performance for West Ham against Silkeborg tonight gave us all a glimpse of what we can expect from him in the future.
The £17.5 million that we paid Burnley for his signature in the summer will undoubtedly end up looking like an absolute bargain (Sky Sports).