West Ham captain Mark Noble has praised his teammate Arthur Masuaku following his performance before the international break.
Masuaku impressed during a 2-0 home win over Norwich City and he provided an assist with his cross into Sebastien Haller.
The 25-year-old defender was a constant attacking threat when bombing down the flank and looked solid with his back to goal too.
He moved to the London Stadium for £6million (Sky Sports) back in 2016 and has had his difficulty with the defensive side of his game.
But the left-back has started the new campaign in decent form for Manuel Pellegrini’s team and fans should hope he can continue in the same vein.
Noble has offered some praise for Masuaku, which should help his confidence.
“I thought he (Masuaku) was brilliant [against Norwich] and, to be honest, I thought the whole back four was brilliant to keep [Teemu] Pukki quiet because he’s such a good goalscorer,” Noble said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
West Ham paid a minimal fee of just £6million three years ago and at times he can look at a total bargain for that price.
His greatest strength is his pace and trickery when flying forward from left-back, with many feeling that he looks far more suited as an attacking winger.
He can be let down when defending in his own half, but there have definitely been improvements to that in the opening month of the season and it’s surely something Pellegrini is focusing on.
His inconsistency means that his price tag looks about right, but it may turn into a masterstroke if he continues his form after the International break.