Edson Alvarez_Complete midfield performanceThe complete midfield performance from Edson Alvarez against Everton

Mexican Maestro Shines in any tactical situation

Let’s talk about Edson Alvarez, the unsung hero of yesterday’s clash against Everton. Alvarez was a force to be reckoned with in midfield, driving West Ham forward even when the going got tough.

His passing was sublime, exemplified by a perfectly lofted ball to Mohammed Kudus. And that dribble? Pure artistry, unfairly halted by a missed foul call. Speaking of which, let’s not get started on the referee’s performance – that’s a rant for another time.

But Alvarez wasn’t just about finesse; he also found the back of the net with style. His goal, though overshadowed by Soucek’s thunderbolt, was a testament to his evolving role on the pitch.

No football fluke. Soucek scores a world class goal against Everton
Soucek scored a humdinger

What impressed me most was Alvarez’s versatility. From defensive duties to attacking threats, he did it all. And while his English may still be a work in progress, his leadership on the field speaks volumes. Could he be a future captain? I wouldn’t bet against it.

Sure, the final score was Everton 1-3 West Ham, but that doesn’t do justice to the drama of the match. Whilst Soucek and Areola stole the limelight, Alvarez’s contribution was just as crucial. His solid performance in all aspects of midfield play held the team together.

Despite shaky moments, Alvarez remained resilient throughout. While others faltered, he rose to the occasion, proving himself a reliable presence in midfield.

Sure, Ward Prowse and Soucek had their struggles in the first half. But Alvarez never wavered, maintaining his standards even when his teammates were off their game. That’s the mark of a true professional.


By Gonzo

West Ham fan for as long as I can remember. I was flukey enough to watch The Irons beat Bury 10-0 in my first ever game . . . True to form, West Ham then went out and signed their central defender 😬

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