West Ham fans react to Nikola Vlasic goal for Croatia
A number of West Ham United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Nikola Vlasic after their summer signing scored for Croatia on Tuesday.
Vlasic was named on the bench for his country as they prepared to face Slovenia in their latest World Cup qualifier.
The 23-year-old came on shortly before the hour mark with the score at 1-0. And he certainly went on to make a major impact.
As shown by Whoscored, Vlasic completed three key passes. Remarkably, he was only one behind Marcelo Brozovic, who topped the charts amongst players on either side.
And the former Everton man rounded off the scoring with their third. It was a smart header at the back post in stoppage-time.
Vlasic demonstrated his finishing ability. But he also impressed supporters with his movement in the build-up to the goal, peeling off the last defender to get himself into space.
Vlasic may be feeling a little pressure after his deadline day move to West Ham. As reported by the Guardian, he has arrived for a fee of around £25 million.
And with no natural striker coming in, David Moyes’s men will certainly be looking to the youngster to make a contribution.
‘Good signs’: West Ham fans laud Vlasic after Croatia goal
He is a player capable of playing anywhere across the forward line, including up front.
And his performance has prompted plenty of West Ham fans to express their excitement ahead of his debut for the club.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Hammers supporters have reacted to Vlasic’s goal for his country…
Vlasic scored. Gorn the boy⚒🇭🇷
— Samzini⚒ (@WHUsamzini) September 7, 2021
Wait, Vlasic scored? Winning the league.
— Callum (@WHUFCallum_) September 7, 2021
He’s gonna ball out in the Europa League
— Kieran🏴 (@Kieranwhufc) September 7, 2021
Zouma clean sheet tonight
Vlasic goal aswell
Good signs from the new boys ⚒ #WHUFC
— Louie (@louiefootbalI) September 7, 2021
Vlasic build and the way he runs at players reminds me of Marko Arnautovic.
— westhamonline (@westhamonline5) September 7, 2021
Nikola Vlašić’s goal for Croatia highlights his intelligent final third movement that makes him very capable of operating as a false nine when required. He’s a creator, dribbler and drifts into goalscoring positions often. Such a smart signing for West Ham
— Dan Woffenden (@danwoff98) September 7, 2021
Vlasic with a late goal for Croatia tonight! Love to see it.
— Khaleem Azam ⚒🏴 (@AzamWHUFC) September 7, 2021
Vlasic is so good 😁
— Louis (West Ham Central) (@central_louis) September 7, 2021
Vlasic looks a player. Finds space well and can spot a pass. Work rate is good and tracking back
— Peter Finch (@Pfinch215) September 7, 2021