Jamie Carragher raves about West Ham defender Vladimir Coufal
Jamie Carragher has referred to West Ham United right-back Vladimir Coufal as a ‘manager’s dream’ after another impressive performance against Burnley.
The Hammers registered a comeback victory against Sean Dyche’s men in a tricky encounter at Turf Moor.
Coufal was one of the Hammers’ best players on the night, setting up Michail Antonio’s goal in the 21st minute.
Apart from the assist, Coufal terrorised the left side of Burnley’s defence with his constant overlapping runs. He combined well with Pablo Fornals and the two enjoyed great success on Monday night.
The 28-year-old didn’t lose a single duel against Burnley – winning four aerial and one on the ground. [Sofascore]
He was deservedly praised by Carragher on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football. The former Liverpool defender said, “I think he’s been one of the signings of the season.”
“We talk about [Tomas] Soucek, but Coufal whether it’s right wing-back or right full-back at different times, he’s just one of those players that’s 7/10 minimum every time you watch him play.
“He’s the type of player you’d love to play with him. A manager’s dream, never injured, he’s there week in week out.”
Coufal, as Carragher pointed out, has gone under the radar because of the number of good players we’ve had in our ranks this season.
But, the Czech international has been ever so consistent and has crucially made the right-back role his own, given it was a position we’ve struggled to strengthen in the last few seasons.
He’s registered six Premier League assists, three of which have come in the last five – highlighting the kind of form he’s shown of late.
Carragher talks about his fitness record, and it’s worth noting that his last injury came in the 2018/19 season when he was at Slavia Prague. Even that one was a muscle injury that only kept him out for two weeks. [Transfermarkt]
We’re hoping he continues playing at this level for the next few seasons as he’s a joy to watch and deserves all the praise that’s coming his way.
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