Joe Cole has gushed over West Ham veteran Craig Dawson, evaluating him to his former teammate John Terry.
The previous Watford man has been “excellent” in filling in for Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma and Issa Diop all through the season which has seen him play extra video games than he would have anticipated when coming to east London.
He used the “intuition” Cole eluded to earlier than the Eintracht Frankfurt conflict to make important blocks to maintain the Hammers within the tie.
“He has at all times been a strong centre-half however he’s 31, generally gamers mature, particularly centre-halves.
“The dedication he reveals, he has received nice defensive instincts. He has received a little bit of quaint about him he’ll go away a bit on somebody which I feel is nice and matches in with what these followers like.
No one would have thought Dawson would have are available in and had the influence he has finished this season.
The 31-year-old was introduced in largely as a back-up and thank god he was as a result of David Moyes would have been misplaced with out him this season.
He made a number of important blocks towards Eintracht Frankfurt, most notably the final one which crashed towards the submit to cease the Germans scoring their third and working away with the sport.
The previous West Brom ace has been a rock on the again all season and he must be but once more within the second leg.
Frankfurt posed a critical risk on the counter assault which Dawson and the remainder of the defence could have to concentrate on in the event that they need to make it to the ultimate in Seville.
The Irons have finished it earlier than within the spherical of 16 they usually must do it once more subsequent week.
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