Loads of West Ham United fans have been left buzzing about the emergence of young right-back Jeremy Ngakia following his second appearance for the club in their 3-2 defeat against Liverpool on Monday.
The 19-year-old played the full 90 minutes at Anfield and, in fairness, did not look out of place one bit. Indeed, he performed very well and won nine ground duels and seven tackles, made four clearances and three interceptions whilst also completing two successful dribbles (SofaScore).
With Ryan Fredericks recently suffering a shoulder injury (whufc.com), the Hammers’ right-back position is up for grabs at the moment, along with more experienced Pablo Zabaleta.
It seems that most Irons fans now want the Scot to stick with Ngakia for the foreseeable future and give him a proper run in the starting line-up. Some even suggest that they rate him better than first choice Fredericks and that he should be ahead of him in the pecking order as well as Zabaleta.
Here is what some supporters had to say about Ngakia following his performance against Liverpool…
Ngakia is a breath of fresh air when there is a lot of stink around the club. The kid deserves to see out the season it’s something positive for us all to cling too as well
— Mike (@mhare641) February 24, 2020
Ngakia is our first choice RB now. Easy as that.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) February 25, 2020
Definitely better than fredericks
— H (@WhuHazz) February 25, 2020
Agree … I’ve already seen enough to start him over Fredericks
— costahammer (@costahammer) February 24, 2020
Totally agree, great to see a young player with a bit of composure 👍🏼 a rarity in our team!
— Jon Ward (@Jon_Ward16) February 25, 2020
Totally agree I wouldn’t give Zaba another start TBH
— Andy Silvester (@Andysilve1) February 24, 2020
Agree. He looks good that boy. Fair play to him. Should start against Southampton.
— Hicksy (@Hammerhix77) February 24, 2020
Done very well in both games, he has to get a run in the team
— Richard Walker (@burstead777) February 24, 2020
A reminder that Ngakia is 19 years old. What a performance from the youngster, up against the best attack in the world at the moment
— ⚒ COYIrons ⚒ (@COYIrons_com) February 24, 2020
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