Soucek shares exactly what he told his West Ham teammates when we were 1-0 down at Burnley

West Ham United beat Burnley 2-1 at Turf Moor on Saturday, thanks to a last minute Tomas Soucek volley.

Tomas Soucek has been much maligned by the West Ham fans over the past 12 months or so, due to his poor passing ability and discomfort in possession.

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The 28-year-old recently signed a new long-term deal with the Hammers but that hasn’t stopped outlets abroad claiming that he could leave the London Stadium either in January or next summer.

Soucek is an absolutely vital player for David Moyes – it’s obvious to see because the Scot starts him in every game with any kind of importance attached to it.

He has played a key role for West Ham United this season, with six goals in 18 games to his name so far (Transfermarkt).

The Czech ace has scored winners for the Hammers in our last two Premier League games as well. Not only is he a goal threat but he puts his body on the line week in, week out as well.

How can anyone not love the man!

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Tomas Soucek shares message he gave to West Ham teammates

The Hammers midfielder scored the goal that secured us all three points against Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

However, he helped drive us on in general, with a determined message to his teammates. He shared what he told the West Ham players when we were 1-0 down, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

“We came out and, within a few minutes, we’d conceded so it was even more difficult. But the last 20 minutes was better for us. We did good pressing and kept the ball, and created a few chances and got a few shots. The last five minutes was even better because we scored two great goals and we won the game.”

“There was a moment when Burnley had a corner and I just said to the others: ‘Come on guys, we need to do better and keep believing’. We managed that and, because of our spirit and our belief, we won all three points.”

This is really great to hear from big Tom, and it highlights just how much of an on-pitch leader the Czech Republic midfielder is.

The 28-year-old former Slavia Prague man’s playing style is definitely not the easiest on the eye, but what he lacks in technical ability, he more than makes up for with his desire, commitment and work-rate.

Tomas Soucek deserves far more credit than he gets from the West Ham fans, myself very much included.

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