‘Monster’ ‘Been On Top Form Recently’ Fans Feel West Ham Star Doesn’t Get The Respect He Deserves

‘Monster’ ‘Been On Top Form Recently’ Fans Feel West Ham Star Doesn’t Get The Respect He Deserves

West Ham centre-back Kurt Zouma has had an excellent start to the season for the Hammers.

The France international was named player of the match after the 2-1 win over Luton Town last week and his performances have been consistently high in general since the campaign got underway.

Fans on X have been paying tribute to Zouma, and some have been wondering why supporters from other clubs don’t give the 28-year-old the respect he deserves:

Zouma is a divisive figure

While the defender deserves huge credit for the way he has started the season, it should be pointed out that his form has been pretty inconsistent since he arrived from Chelsea for £30m just over two years ago.

Zouma has also had his fair share of injuries, having missed 23 matches due to ankle, knee and hamstring problems. You have to take into account his off-field issues too.

West Ham are a better team when Zouma plays

Over the last two years, the Hammers have averaged 1.43 points in the Premier League when the Frenchman makes an appearance.

That average over the course of the season would put David Moyes’ side in contention for European places, which demonstrates Zouma’s importance to the team.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.