West Ham fans will absolutely love a photo of Vladimir Coufal saluting the travelling Hammers supporters whilst in amongst Frankfurt ultras after the pitch invasion at Deutsche Bank Park.
The Hammers crashed out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage after losing 1-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt on the night and 3-1 on aggregate.
It has been a fantastic European campaign but David Moyes and his team came up just short in the end. What a shame.
We can all be proud of what Moyes, his staff and the West Ham players have achieved on the continent this season.
The Hammers squad was just too stretched to compete on all fronts after Moyes failed to sign anybody in January. Whether that was his fault or the owners’ is up for debate. It is an argument for another day though.
What matters now is getting every single player up for the final three games of the season. 7th place is well within our grasp and with three wins from our last three games, sixth place could be attainable as well.
West Ham have enjoyed a wonderful campaign in the Europa League this season. And one picture from last night would have pleased the fans no end…
Photo of Vladimir Coufal amongst Frankfurt ultras after pitch invasion
The 29-year-old right-back has been nowhere near his best for the Hammers this season.
He has just returned from a serious groin injury, however, and is starting to regain his best form. One thing that Vlad can never be accused of is lacking spirit and fight. The Czech Republic international always puts everything on the line and never shirks a battle.
One photo emerged from last night that sums up Coufal’s warrior spirit in a nutshell:
That is so good to see. What makes it even better was Coufal’s response when asked after the game if he was scared by the Frankfurt fans invading the pitch:
West Ham gave it a great crack in the Europa League this season and we should be proud of all of the players who contributed.