Steve Wilson was not pleased with Andriy Yarmolenko’s effort to find Sonny Perkins in the first half of West Ham v Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.
The Hammers conceded an early wonder goal and were chasing the game from an early stage.
They looked promising on the counter-attack when Yarmolenko had the ball on the right flank, but he played a cross that not only didn’t find his man, but ran out of play – flying a few metres off the bar.
Commentating on the Europa League world feed, Wilson, a BBC Match of the Day man, said, “That was a disappointing cross by Yarmolenko. Don’t know what he was thinking there. West Ham have struggled in the final third today.”
Not his best outing
Yarmolenko has been far from spectacular all season for the Hammers and there is a general consensus amongst the majority of the fanbase that it’s best if he leaves the club in the January window.
His performances for his national side have made many wonder why he does not play with the same sort of intensity for his club.
That’s a question only he can answer, unfortunately, and before his contract runs out, West Ham must find a suitable destination for him.
He’s also on big wages at the club and his departure could free up space on the payroll for someone like Jesse Lingard.
The Manchester United attacker appears disgruntled with life at Old Trafford and could look to part ways with the club this winter.
For Yarmolenko, this was probably his last start for the Hammers and his last European appearance for them.
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