West Ham United midfielder Tomas Soucek won an incredible 17 aerial duels against Burnley last night (Who Scored).
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That’s more than any other player in the Premier League this season (Daily Mail).
In fact, during the last round of games, only three clubs in the top flight recorded more successful aerial duels than Soucek combined!
What a player the 26-year-old is.
David Moyes brought the Czech Republic international to the London Stadium on loan from Slavia Prague in January 2020.
The Hammers then made the powerful midfielder’s loan move a permanent one in July for around £15 million (Daily Mail).
What truly outstanding value that has proven to be for West Ham.
West Ham star Tomas Soucek wins season high amount of aerial duals
One of the Czech ace’s key strengths is his dominance in the air.
He showed that last night at Turf Moor against Burnley, winning an incredible 17 aerial duels – more than any other Premier league player has done this season.
The 26-year-old warrior has certainly added some steel to the West Ham side.
He is an absolutely vital player for us, especially during tough away games against teams with a direct playing style. He has much more to his game than just strength in the air, however.
He is one of the most energetic, hard-working midfielders in the game. The Czech ace has scored 12 goals in 50 games for West Ham as well!
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Soucek is a hugely popular figure at the London Stadium. And his die for the cause attitude during his performance last night would have endeared himself to the Hammers faithful even further still.