By Mike Southey

22nd Oct, 2022 | 8:10am

Sources close to Vladimir Coufal share reaction to West Ham United abuse in past week

Sources close to Vladimir Coufal have shared that he will continue to work hard for his spot in the West Ham United side, according to The Athletic.

The online source has reported that the Czech defender is feeling fine after he was forced to delete and block some accounts over online abuse after the 1-1 draw against Southampton.

Coufal was subsequently dropped to the bench by David Moyes for the 1-0 defeat at Liverpool, and he didn’t even feature with Ben Johnson taking that right-back slot.

Writing in his latest piece for The Athletic, Roshane Thomas shared what those close to the defender have said about what he plans to do in the future.

“These are just a few examples of supporters overstepping the line,” he wrote.

“The minority often ruin it for the majority, who even in times of frustration, will never think to abuse players. Those close to Coufal say he is fine and will continue to work hard for the team.”

Short memories.

A couple of poor performances don’t simply make you irrelevant at a club.

These fans will be the same ones who gushed about Coufal and his international teammate Tomas Soucek over the past couple of seasons and are now taking aim at both.

It is a fine line in the Premier League and fans are fickle, but without crossing that line they do have the right to opinion after spending their hard-earned money.

When it goes too far, that is when it crosses the line and the abuse of Coufal got far too personal and dark, with his action after commendable to simple delete it and move on.

Moyes was smart to leave him out of the firing line at Anfield, but there is every chance he returns against Bournemouth on Monday Night Football and hopefully, he does with a bang.

West Ham United have been lucky to have Coufal in recent years, he helped dragged them out of a hole, and long may that continue for many years to come.