Joe Cole absolutely raved about West Ham ace Ben Johnson after his brilliant performance against Sevilla in the Europa League tonight.
The Hammers actually put in a really good showing at The Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium against Sevilla this evening.
David Moyes would have been thrilled with the manner in which his team went about their business against the La Liga side.
As per usual, we missed some gilt-edged chances inside the first-half. We’re becoming used to that now aren’t we!
We absolutely cannot fault the effort of the players though. Every single one of them put everything on the line tonight and Ben Johnson was someone who stood out in particular.
The 22-year-old is a special talent and he was so impressive against Sevilla tonight. And the fact that he wasn’t overawed by the gravity of the occasion tonight proves just how much he has about him for such a young man.
Joe Cole raves about Ben Johnson after brilliant display for West Ham vs Sevilla
The former Hammer has always been very vocal about his admiration of the 22-year-old right-back.
He has pace, power, great technique and plays with a certain kind of maturity that defies his tender years.
And Cole absolutely raved about Johnson, when speaking on BT Sport tonight (Thursday March 10th, 6:38pm):
“Youngest player on the pitch, he has played like a veteran. He’s been absolutely brilliant. Up against very, very good players. He’s blocking shots, in the right position. David Moyes will be delighted. He’s done so, so well. He’s comfortable on the ball and always picks the right pass. I’m a big fan of his.”
Ben Johnson has the world at his feet.
He has absolutely everything required to go on and become a truly elite Premier League player.
Hopefully he does that with West Ham. He recently penned a new two-year deal with the Hammers but if he continues to improve, we will need to tie him down to a long-term contract sooner rather than later.
Johnson showed tonight that he has the right mentality to make it at the very highest level of the game.
A packed, boisterous and vociferous Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium always presents a real tough challenge for away teams.
And Johnson passed the test with flying colours.