West Ham face one in every of Europe’s most “good” wingbacks as Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic, 29, seems to be to proceed his nice European kind on the London stadium.
Kostic has been dubbed by German broadcaster Deutsche Welle, because the “Good Wingback.”
As per DW, “The 29-year-old affords a well-rounded talent set, a robust left-foot and a powerful work ethic.
“Which has moulded him into the proper wingback for each offence and defence within the Bundesliga and Europe.”
The Serbian worldwide has 21 aim involvements to date this season and has turn out to be one in every of Frankfurt’s key threats.
The 29-year-old dubbed his personal efficiency on the Nou Camp as the very best of his profession.
The wingback scored twice in a well-known 3-2 victory in entrance of a surprised residence crowd.
An excessive amount of for the Hammers?
Kostic will probably be going through a West Ham facet with crippling damage issues, notably in defence.
Kurt Zouma and Angelo Ogbonna have not too long ago been joined by Issa Diop on the sidelines, which means Craig Dawson is the Hammer’s solely match centre half.
Nonetheless, as per Deutsche Welle’s evaluation of Kostic, the Serbian operates down the left flank.
Nonetheless, West Ham do nonetheless have two match right-backs in Ben Johnson and Vladimir Coufal to assist nullify the Frankfurt man’s risk.
Though, the Serbian’s wonderful defensive means will imply Coufal and Johnson should be at their offensive greatest to supply any service to the generally remoted Michail Antonio upfront.
As for Kostic, his contract is up in 2023 and this European semi-final is a superb alternative to place himself within the store window this summer time.
As per the Unbiased’s Miguel Delaney in his publication, Tottenham are stated to have an interest within the Serbian.
The wingback would definitely be a superb addition to Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system
In different West Ham information, Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner insists his facet are absolutely match and “intensely focussed” on their Europa League conflict with West Ham.
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