Having handed a late health check, Zouma was backed to start out towards the Germans and performed the entire recreation but it surely wasn’t with none scares.
The France worldwide went to the bottom on a number of events within the second-half needing therapy and was shifting very gingerly which left many unconvinced he’s 100% match.
Admittedly, Moyes was considerably compelled into beginning the 27-year-old with him and Craig Dawson the one match centre-back’s at the moment within the squad. Hopefully, he got here by means of the sport unscathed and stays match from now till the tip of the season because the Hammers look to make European historical past.
Make no mistake, each West Ham fan breathed a giant sigh of reduction once they noticed Zouma within the beginning line-up. He has been the most effective defender within the crew by far this season and when he has been absent, the defence has not seemed the identical.
It was essential that Moyes had all of his greatest gamers on the pitch final night time towards an excellent Frankfurt facet but it surely was very dangerous enjoying him for the total 90 even after the Frenchman confirmed worrying indicators.
The Irons medical crew will need to have been assured he was match sufficient and up to now it appears as if the gamble paid off with no harm information being excellent news forward of the Arsenal conflict this weekend the place the boss faces one more large name in defence.
Absolutely Zouma isn’t match to go once more having solely simply returned – that will be too harmful – and with Dawson seeing purple towards Chelsea final trip, the Hammers have zero match senior central defenders.
It shouldn’t matter an excessive amount of with the Europa League now the most important precedence however the weak state of the squad is a trigger for concern.
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