It has been revealed that West Ham United had been sad with the Czech Republic’s choice to pick Vladimir Coufal in the course of the worldwide break.
What is going on on with Coufal at West Ham?
The correct-back has missed West Ham’s final two video games after being substituted at half-time in opposition to Nottingham Forest, however was known as as much as play for his nation regardless of harm fears.
He began and performed 71 minutes within the Czech Republic’s win over Poland, by which he offered an help, however his membership are sad along with his choice as they’d have most well-liked the participant 30-year-old is staying in London and totally recovering from his harm. .
In a report from The West Ham Approach, the membership’s frustration has been revealed, as David Moyes prepares his facet for an important run-in because the Hammers battle relegation.
“Regardless of lacking West Ham’s final video games with a foot harm, the 30-year-old began Czech Republic’s worldwide in opposition to Poland which they gained 3-1 with Coufal saving an help from the primary minute of the sport! Tomas Soucek was the staff captain and performed in midfield alongside former hammer Alex Kral (who additionally registered an help).
“There was some disappointment from West Ham along with his nationwide facet as they’d have most well-liked the participant to remain in England to totally get better from his harm and never threat making it worse earlier than our essential house sport in opposition to Southampton.
“Czech Republic nonetheless have one sport earlier than that relegation pointer 6 with an away journey to Moldova tomorrow. Will probably be vital to see how the participant performs throughout this sport and hopefully he comes out unscathed .”
Ought to Coufal begin for West Ham if he is match?
The £35,000-a-week defender has been a stable signing total, with Jamie Carragher even calling him ‘sensible’ in West Ham’s profitable 2020-21 season.
He nonetheless stays first alternative forward of Ben Johnson and Thilo Kehrer, and has began 16 Premier League video games this season regardless of scuffling with accidents.
Together with his contract expiring on the finish of the season, it’s unclear whether or not he’ll depart East London, however the membership have the choice of extending his contract for 2 extra seasons.
Johnson ranks larger in tackles, blocks and clearances than Coufal in line with FBref, and as a youthful possibility he could possibly be chosen as a long-term alternative at right-back. Whereas Coufal may show a helpful senior determine for the 23-year-old, a attainable swap to Johnson enjoying within the pecking order may assist the membership in the long term.