West Ham midfielder Thomas Soucek should score 'every time' with late chance v Frankfurt - Simon Jordan
West Ham midfielder Thomas Soucek “should score every time” with his late header against Frankfurt, says talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan.
West Ham fell to a 3-1 aggregate defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday [May, 5].
Rafael Borre’s first half goal was compounded by an earlier red card for Aaron Cresswell.
The Hammers needed two unanswered second-half goals, but despite having chances they couldn’t break through.
Talking on the White and Jordan Show on talkSPORT on Friday morning [May, 6], Jordan felt that David Moyes’ side had their opportunities: “West Ham had some unbelievable chances.
“I can’t believe Soucek’s header, you would pick him to score every time.”
He added: “If that goes in you’ve got the charge of the light brigade and there’s every chance they get another one.”
Where was this tie lost?
The Hammers didn’t lose this tie in Thursday night’s clash.
Moyes’ side were unfortunate to go down to ten men.
To score two goals with ten men, let alone against a top side in a European semi-final is a tough task.
They had chances, but it wasn’t bombardment that Jordan has made it out to be.
This tie was lost in the home-leg at the London Stadium.
West Ham conceded some very uncharacteristic goals and weren’t anywhere near as clinical as they have been this season.
The multiple attempts off the woodwork and sloppy finishes cost Moyes’ side.
If they had travelled to Germany level, or one goal to the good, the Cresswell situation probably doesn’t happen.
The Hammers would’ve been content to sit back and absorb pressure.
At no point would one of their defenders have been left one on one with a Frankfurt attacker.
Moyes now faces a tough battle to ensure his side secures European football for next season.
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