West Ham’s 3-0 victory over Newcastle United on Saturday has provided a breath of fresh air around the London Stadium, presenting an opportunity to build a run of form over the festive season.
The Hammers have struggled to find consistency under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini this season, despite the Chilean boss splashing over £100m on new additions during the summer, but there have been positives to take.
Issa Diop is certainly one of them as the France U21 international has been a sensation for West Ham since arriving in the Premier League and has already established himself as a favourite amongst the supporters, who believe he is a stellar addition.
After another solid performance at the weekend against the Magpies, many fans took to social media to heap praise upon the central defender once again and we have gathered a selection of their comments below.
— West Ham Fanzone (@WestHamFZ) December 1, 2018
A quality performance today. Everyone played well but I thought Issa Diop was immense. #COYI ⚒
— Harry (@GhostOfGreenSt) December 1, 2018
Issa Diop. That boy is class. ⚒ #coyi
— Richard Bridge (@richardbridge1) December 1, 2018
Issa Diop is different gravy! Gonna be some player
— Kieron Marshall (@MarshallKieron) December 1, 2018
Fabianski. Feel so safe when we’re on the defensive. Such an underrated keeper.
Issa Diop. Our most important player atm, so young but so solid.
Snodgrass. Pellegrini has given him a new lease of life, great delivery.
Anderson. Great skill, works so well to retrieve possession
— Allan Sm;th (@Allan22_WHU) December 1, 2018
best CB in the league ⚒❤️
— h (@harrythills) December 1, 2018
You’re an absolute tank at the back for us Issa! Brilliant to get to watch you week in week out, so glad to have you in claret and blue
— West Ham Yank (@TheWestHamYank) December 1, 2018
Fast becoming one of the best CB in the premier league… keep up the good work!!
— Rob almeroth (@almo_9) December 2, 2018