Given the game’s importance, there wasn’t too much to be happy about for the Hammers over the weekend. A loss to Tottenham was not what we wanted, nor what we needed, and so our next game against Leicester City is now all the more important.
Indeed, it was disappointing to see us fail to capitalise on what wasn’t the best display from Spurs, but alas, it wasn’t to be.
Nonetheless, there are some positives to be garnered from the fixture. On their day, Spurs are unstoppable, and we were able to quell their threat for much of the game.
Not to mention, the fine performance of Issa Diop was, once again, a huge plus for us. He’s been a rock at the back since his arrival, and he’s only going from strength to strength.
Unsurprisingly, he’s a very popular man amongst the Hammers online, and it’s easy to see why. The way he is able to control attackers is simply mesmerising – and long may it continue.
Take a look at what a few fellow Hammers have had to say below…
Some Elite Footballers:
— ♛ (@felipeflair) October 22, 2018
Just caught up with #MOTD & in fairness, #WHUFC played some lovely stuff on Saturday and were unlucky not to get a point or 3. @Aaron_Cresswell looked back to his best, #IssaDiop didn't give Kane a sniff and @_DeclanRice continues to impress… #COYI #WHUFC ⚒️
— D a n i e l (@IAMDDRS) October 22, 2018
Issa Diop is the best thing to come out of France since the croissant.
— J.O'B (@chanceig) October 21, 2018
Issa Diop – The man to pocket Kane, Hazard and Lukaku
— Frankie Noble (@noblefrankie5) October 21, 2018
Issa Diop will be a world class centre half in a few years time trust me on this alright! At 21 he has all the attributes to become a world class centre back for West Ham & France if he gets selected! COYI
— Michael A. Gomes (@MichaelAGomes10) October 21, 2018
— West Ham Matters (@WestHamMatters_) October 21, 2018
Issa Diop is 21 and has already back pocketed Hazard, Lukaku & Kane pic.twitter.com/vUsghRo74B
— Hammers Social (@hammers_social) October 21, 2018
Dreading the day Issa Diop leaves us for Real Madrid
— joe (@joeakirkpatrick) October 21, 2018
Not seen a better CB at West Ham than Issa Diop for a very long time
— Dravonta Davis (@CD9WHU) October 21, 2018