If Manuel Lamzini was to reinjure himself whilst playing for his country there would be riots breaking out amongst West Ham fans. The Hammers have had to get by for most of this season without their jewel and now as soon as he’s back to fitness he’s been recalled to his national team, sparking panic amongst his fans at club level.
Manuel Lanzini has been selected by Argentina for their upcoming friendlies pic.twitter.com/sZSrs8nk4w
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 7 March 2019
There’s no real surprise in seeing the immensely talented midfielder being called up to represent his country, however, the fact that his awful knee injury last summer happened during training with his international side has just got a few of the Hammers nervous about their man’s fitness. The last thing they need is to go another ten months without their star man and the fears are real.
So far this season Manuel Pellegrini has coped well without Lanzini. The likes of Marko Arnautovic and Felipe Anderson have stood up to be counted in his absence, yet now they have a real chance to thrive with a fully fit attacking trio of those named players, and it could be jeopardised if Lanzini goes away to represent his country and comes back crocked again.
You can read the Irons’ thoughts on Lanzini here:
Dont be injured this time plz
— West Hammers (@CresswellMagic) March 7, 2019
If he gets injured with them again we riot. Simple as.
— J (@hammerhead2009) 7 March 2019
Nice touch from them but be careful with him ffs
— Matt (@sizzle_97) March 7, 2019
He is our jewel . Break him again and there will b trouble.
— tracey andrews (@lemlem75) 7 March 2019
Noooooooo they broke him last time
— Brian Reardon (@brianreardon75) March 7, 2019
If he gets injured again can we plan a pre-season friendly with Millwall in Buenos Aires?
— Samuel Kirkwood (@SKirky7) March 7, 2019
This is nuts. Surely we can block that!
— HertsWHU (@HertsWhu) March 7, 2019
That's nice for him but I've got a bad feeling about this, you know what our luck is like
— Tony Young (@tonysyoung) March 7, 2019
Leave him alone for a bit
— IronHammer (@ClaretnBlueLife) 7 March 2019
West Ham fans will not be able to sleep easily until they know Lanzini is back in London and fully fit after his international call-up, and who can blame them after last time.