West Ham can reap the rewards of bargain Maxwel Cornet this season after terrific Europa Conference League display
Maxwel Cornet was a nuisance from the get-go for West Ham last night, showing his ability to beat players with ease and astonishing pace throughout the game.
It was a more than a tricky tie for the Hammers in Denmark, with Silkeborg putting up a good fight, however, 3 points were secured for David Moyes’ side in a 3-2 win.
Defensively West Ham looked frail but there were positives to take from the game, the main one being Cornet’s more than impressive outing.
The 25-year-old showed how easily he can expose defences with his electric pace, a quality that David Moyes has little of in his squad.
Winning a penalty for West Ham was just the start of Cornet’s night, he constantly bullied Silkeborg’s defence and showed little signs of tiredness.
Waltzing past defenders with ease, the Ivorian finally gave Hammers a glimpse of the player they signed from Burnley this summer; now Moyes needs to give him a run of games.
Cornet will need to start providing goals and assists but a run of games given to him by Moyes will provide him the platform to do so.
West Ham’s attack has looked anything but electric this season; three goals in six Premier League outings confirm this, but the 25-year-old showed last night he can be the man to kick start the Hammers attack this season.
Cornet’s European form can be translated into the Premier League; the Ivorian has provided three assists and won two penalties in this season’s ECL.
His cameo appearance against Chelsea was just a highlight of what he can do for David Moyes in the English top flight.
And with Jarrod Bowen’s poor form, Cornet may just be the answer to West Ham’s attacking woes, for now at least.
Goodison Park on Sunday is the perfect chance to unleash Cornet against a less than impressive Everton defence; he has the potential to feast on Frank Lampard’s underperforming side.