Sometimes all it takes is a goal for a player to really kick on and revive himself, and for West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini, that is certainly the hope.
The midfielder has found himself down the pecking order at West Ham of late, with the arrival of Nikola Vlasic creating more competition in a Hammers squad that already has the likes of Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma competing for places.
Lanzini, then, needs to get running and quickly, and that is exactly what AS Argentina say today in their coverage of the player.
They say Lanzini ‘seeks revival’ and to ‘make a name for himself’ at the London Stadium after a recent goal in the League Cup win over Manchester United.
It’s explained that Lanzini is ‘not having his best moment’ in the Premier League, with ‘physical problems’ being leaving him out of the side but that being ‘aggravated’ by the increased competition in David Moyes’ squad.
He’s still considered an ‘important player’ by the West Ham boss, but the Scot wants more from him, particularly when it comes to goals and assists.
That’s why the goal against United was so important, with it stated that it was a ‘huge mental victory’ for the midfielder.
Whether he can continue in the same vein remains to be seen, but it’s stated he still has ‘a lot of football to give’, and there is a hope this goal can help him ‘come back to life’.