Many West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter to praise new signing Kurt Zouma for his performance against Manchester United on Sunday.
The French defender, who joined the Hammers from Chelsea three weeks ago in a £29.8m deal, made his Irons debut in last week’s 2-0 win away to Dinamo Zagreb before his home debut for the club in yesterday’s defeat to the Red Devils.
He partnered Angelo Ogbonna in a back four which also included Aaron Cresswell and Vladimir Coufal, and the 26-year-old put in an impressive display against the title contenders at the London Stadium.
As per Sofascore, Zouma made 12 clearances, won all of his ground duels and three of his four aerial duels, and completed 93% of his passes against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side. He also made a last-ditch challenge to stop the ball from reaching Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half, a tackle which received a standing ovation from the home supporters.
The performance from the Frenchman captures the strength in depth that West Ham now have in the centre of defence, with Craig Dawson and Issa Diop available as backup to Zouma and Ogbonna.
West Hams buzzing with Zouma
These Hammers fans took to Twitter to praise their new centre-back after his ‘incredible’ performance on Sunday, with one supporter claiming he is the best player the club have signed in a ‘very long time’.
“Absolutely an Incredible Player What A Signing!”
“@KurtZouma you are total star, 100%“
“Best player we have bought in a very long time but unless we get a lot better players to play with him don’t think he will stay long”
“Played a good game today. Solid performance”
“Zouma The Rock”
“Can he take penalties?”
In other news, West Hams are excited about a new figure at the London Stadium. Find out more here.
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