Plenty of West Ham fans have praised Pablo Fornals on social media for his display against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
David Moyes knew prior to kick-off that just a point will be enough for his side to qualify for the Europa League next season, and the Scot made two changes to the side which beat West Brom 3-1 on Wednesday evening, with Lukasz Fabianski and Jarrod Bowen coming in for Darren Randolph and Said Benrahma respectively.
However, it was Fornals‘ performance which had a number of Hammers fans talking on social media following his starring role at the London Stadium.
He was making his 31st start of the Premier League campaign and 36th appearance in all competitions. The Spaniard only scored three league goals this season prior to the final game of the season but he netted twice in the opening 45 minutes to put the Hammers on their way to the 2021/22 Europa League. He also won several tackles and duels, as well as having a high passing completion rate, to give an all-round stellar performance against the Saints.
West Ham fans react
Here is what these Hammers supporters had to say about the attacking midfielder, with one fan describing him as ‘brilliant’ and another excitedly comparing him to Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta, who was renowned as a passing maestro and had a decent scoring record.
“Pablo Fornals has turned into some player“
“Pablo Fornals you are something else man“
“Fornals is the new Iniesta“
“FORNALS IS QUALITY WE NEED TO KEEP HIM“
“Fornals has been brilliant“
“Pablo Fornals is such an intelligent player it’s always his end product that lets him down. Technically he’s terrific and that second finish was brilliant, he always has that knack of being in the right place.“
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