West Ham United forward Pablo Fornals has been lauded by Troy Deeney for his remarkable scorpion kick in their 4-0 triumph over Bournemouth on Sunday, writes the WHZ. The Hammers recorded a comprehensive victory at the Vitality Stadium to relieve any immediate relegation fears, taking them six points clear of the relegation zone with seven games left in the season.
Although West Ham already held a commanding 3-0 lead at halftime through goals from Michail Antonio, Lucas Paqeuta, and Declan Rice, Deeney praised Fornals for his “unbelievable” fourth goal. The Spaniard displayed incredible acrobatics, spinning his right foot over his head and backheeling the cross behind him into the net. Deeney shared his admiration for Fornals’ incredible effort while speaking on Match of the Day 2.
“I feel like for me, they [Bournemouth] played into the traps, and it all just teed off,” he said.
“I think this is an unbelievable goal [from Fornals] and I feel like we all wish we could have scored that.
“My hips aren’t made for that, I’m not a good dancer, and I don’t have that agility any more but you have to appreciate that, and the emotion of the game took over.”
At a crucial point in the season, it is evident that West Ham United has turned things around. Throughout the year, David Moyes’ team has lacked consistency and has appeared sluggish and unimpressive, particularly given their additional involvement in European competitions. However, the team that played three times in the last week resembles the side that secured a place in European football last season.