A number of West Ham fans have been praising Pablo Fornals after he appeared in his 100th game for the club at the weekend.
The Hammers were held to a 0-0 draw as they faced off against Burnley in an underwhelming performance at Turf Moor. However, there was one positive from the game – fan favourite Fornals racked up a century of appearances for the east London club.
The Spanish midfielder came on as a substitute in the 80th minute, replacing Argentine international Manuel Lanzini.
Despite recently losing his place in the starting XI, the attacking-midfielder remains the Irons’ second highest scorer in the Premier League this season behind centre-forward Michail Antonio, having scored four times in 16 top-flight appearances during the current campaign.
Fornals has been hailed for his great attitude and hard-working nature. The club’s former defender Tony Gale praised the Spaniard in a recent interview, saying: “I don’t think there’s a fitter man at West Ham. He’s a workaholic, his work rate is phenomenal.”
Since joining the Hammers from Villarreal in 2019 for £24m, the 25-year-old has contributed 14 goals and 13 assists, making himself a near-permanent fixture in the first XI under David Moyes. He is also among the squad’s top performers in terms of tackles, shots and key passes per game, an indication of his all-round value to the team.
Fans flock to praise Fornals
West Ham took to Twitter to congratulate Fornals in a post celebrating the Spaniard making his 100th appearance for the club. Many supporters posted their appreciation for the player’s efforts in response, with one fan hailing him as a “baller”.
Here a flavour of the reactions:
“Hope there’s 100 more to come, what a baller he is”
“That’s gone so quick”
“Quality, Quality player, congratulations Pablo!”
“He’s a future West ham legend”
“Get him back in the starting eleven plz!”
“What a signing he’s been!”
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