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West Ham: BT Sport pundit makes ‘anxious’ Scamacca claim

West Ham: BT Sport pundit makes ‘anxious’ Scamacca claim -West Ham News

West Ham United summer signing Gianluca Scamacca is looking ‘anxious’, according to BT Sport pundit and former Irons favourite Joe Cole.

The Lowdown: West Ham make hard work of FCSB…

The Premier League side made hard work of their latest victory against Romanian club FCSB in the Europa Conference League on Thursday evening.

The visitors took a shock early lead when forward Andrei Cordea buried his effort past Alphonse Areola just past the half-hour mark, handing West Ham a mountain to climb in front of some very nervy home supporters.

Alas, a hat-trick of inspired changes from manager David Moyes turned the game on its head, with substitutes Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen in particular playing starring roles. Their goals helped to inspire a spirited West Ham comeback, with summer signing Emerson Palmieri also getting on the scoresheet.

The Latest: Cole makes Scamacca claim on BT Sport…

Scamacca, who was replaced by Antonio at half-time on Thursday, was the subject of debate on BT Sport during the interval, with former West Ham star Cole having his say on the summer signing.

He drew a worrying comparison to ex-east London flop Sebastien Haller whilst stating the Italian looks ‘anxious’ in the final third right now.

Cole explained to BT Sport at 20:55 (via West Ham Zone): “He’s [Scamacca] just snatching at his chances at the moment, and that’s not helping him, and it might not help his confidence.”

“He looks anxious doesn’t he as a striker? We’ve seen it with a great player, top player, Haller, when he came in. He never settled and you don’t want that for Scamacca, so he needs to just slow himself down and calm himself down.”

The Verdict: Bit soon…

Having just come back to full fitness and playing in a new country, it will inevitably take some time for the 23-year-old to grow accustomed to life under Moyes at the London Stadium.

Scamacca has already shown signs of promise, causing some problems at home to Man City in West Ham’s opening game of the season.

Coming with a glowing reputation, we believe that it’s only a matter of time that the seven-cap international will find his feet.


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