By Sean Fisher

27th Sep, 2022 | 12:32pm

Thilo Kehrer shone in new position for Germany, it solves major West Ham headache

Germany drew 3-3 with England at Wembley on Monday night, and West Ham defender Thilo Kehrer shone in a new role.

David Moyes has fielded Kehrer as a centre-back since he arrived at the London Stadium for £10million in the summer, but perhaps the Scottish manager has misjudged his best position.

Kehrer was often used at PSG to plug holes in the team sheet and fill in across the back line. He mostly played as a central defender, but also enjoyed spells at both left-back and right-back.

He was deployed on the right flank by Germany manager Hansi Flick on Monday night, and the 26-year-old put on a brilliant display against England, both offensively and defensively.

As Moyes looks to implement his new signings and turn around West Ham’s form after the international break, Kehrer could’ve just made things a whole lot easier.

Two birds with one stone

Kehrer’s first couple of weeks as a West Ham player weren’t great. He conceded a penalty just 20 minutes into his debut against Brighton and has sometimes looked as though he’s struggling to adapt to the speed and physicality of the Premier League.

However, he seemed confident and assured on the right for Germany, and with Vladimir Coufal in terrible form of late, it’s definitely worth giving Kehrer an opportunity.

Furthermore, Moyes looks as though he wants to revert to playing a four-at-the-back system with the Hammers. Playing Kehrer at right-back means Kurt Zouma and Craig Dawson can return to centre-back, with Nayef Aguerd eventually slotting in when available.

Moyes needed a reason to drop Coufal and he’s just been handed a great one by Kehrer. With the West Ham boss needing to change things up to get his side back on form, he’s now got plenty of options when it comes to formation and tactics.

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