The West Ham squad are currently in Spain for a warm-weather training camp. With the Hammers out of the FA Cup, manager Manuel Pellegrini has opted to take the team away to Marbella.
The club’s Twitter account have been regularly releasing video clips of the players hard at work in training.
Fans could not help noticing that Issa Diop is looking as imperious in training sessions as he does during matches for the Irons:
This whole video just shows @IssaDiop97 being a beast
— Marvell (@YessMarvell) 15 February 2019
Diop trains like he plays ⚒️
— ToneHammer (@tone_hammer) 14 February 2019
Diop is everywhere haha
— Michael Wood (@woodstockiron) 14 February 2019
— Adam Peter Taylor (@BigAT09) 14 February 2019
A few of the other players, though, did come in for criticism for their training performances:
Seen milk turn quicker than Andy Carroll
— Adam Harris (@adzharris92) 14 February 2019
hernandez is just as poor in training, sell sell sell.
— David bough (@futurestrader05) 14 February 2019
Hernandez losing the ball every two seconds? Seems about right
— Matt (@sizzle_97) 14 February 2019
Careful lads tackling like that.. you might injure Carroll and he’ll be forced to sit at the bar!! Get him sold!!! No place for him. Love the rest of the boys 💪💪
— helen shuttleworth (@hshuttleworth) 14 February 2019
No doubt the players would much rather be playing this weekend, but the extended break could help the squad regain some consistency in their results.
A good draw against Liverpool was followed by a not-so-good display against Crystal Palace. They will be hoping for a much-improved performance when they face relegation strugglers Fulham at the London Stadium next Friday night.