According to The Athletic, West Ham United defender Vladimir Coufal has praised Manuel Lanzini as one of the best players he has ever played alongside, writes the TBR.
Coufal’s remarks came after another home victory for the team. Recently, West Ham’s Premier League survival was confirmed, marking a turnaround from their earlier struggles this season. Under the guidance of David Moyes, they have moved away from the relegation zone.
With their focus now solely on the Europa Conference League final against Fiorentina in Prague, West Ham has one remaining league match against Leicester City, which could have significant implications for the teams at the bottom. To avoid any unnecessary injuries ahead of the crucial final, Moyes is likely to rest his key players.
Manuel Lanzini is a potential starter for West Ham alongside Vladimir Coufal. The attacker, who was signed for £9 million, has had limited opportunities in the league this season and has been an unused substitute on 28 occasions.
However, he played a significant role in West Ham’s journey to the Europa Conference League. Lanzini featured in every match of their European campaign until the quarter-finals. Speaking about the talented Argentinian international, Coufal praised Lanzini as one of the best football players he has had the privilege to play with.
Coufal said: “Manu is one of the best football players I’ve played with.
“His composure on the ball and vision on the pitch is amazing. I’m so grateful that I’ve been his teammate.
“He’s a fantastic player and he deserved his goal. The celebration showed how much we like him as a player and a person.”