West Ham star Vladimir Coufal says he is proud after playing his part in setting a new Premier League record during the win over Watford.
West Ham ended their recent slump with a 4-1 win over the Hornets at Vicarage Road on Tuesday.
The Hammers had won just once in seven Premier League games and been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by bitter rivals Tottenham.
But David Moyes’s side got back on track with goals from Tomas Soucek, Said Benrahma, Mark Noble and a first West Ham strike from £33 million summer signing Nikola Vlasic.
The match was notable for several reasons.
West Ham getting back on track, Noble starting his first Prem game since April and scoring, Jarrod Bowen’s scintillating man of the match display, Soucek’s return to form and finally some league action for summer arrival Alex Kral.
West Ham star Vladimir Coufal proud after setting new Premier League record
And it was Kral’s introduction which helped West Ham write a little bit of history.
With Kral on the pitch alongside Soucek and Coufal, it was the first time in Premier League history that three Czech Republic players featured on the same team at the same time.
“For the first time in Premier League history, three Czech players played together,” Coufal said on Twitter.
“Well done boys Soucek and Kral.”
There have been some fantastic Czech players grace English and European football down the years.
And this is some achievement for West Ham given Czech football had become an untapped resource until the Hammers entered the market to bring Soucek to the London Stadium.
The Czech influence at West Ham runs even deeper than that nowadays of course.
Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky is the club’s new co-owner alongside David Sullivan and David Gold.
Kretinsky owns Czech side Sparta Prague.
And many West Ham fans are hoping his influence – and the presence of Soucek, Coufal and Kral – may help lure other stars from the country to West Ham, such as striker Adam Hlozek.