Several media outlets have lauded Flynn Downes, a summer acquisition for West Ham United, for his outstanding performance against FCSB on Thursday.
David Moyes’ team had to rally from a goal behind as the Hammers battled back to defeat FCSB 3-1 in their opening group encounter Friday night in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
After Steaua unexpectedly grabbed the lead in the first half, West Ham made three substitutions at the break, replacing Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma, and goalscorer Gianluca Scamacca with Michail Antonio, Lucas Paqueta, and Jarrod Bowen.
Moyes’ step up paid benefits with the likes of Antonio and Bowen altering the complexion of the game.
Indeed, the Premier League team secured all three points with goals from Bowen’s penalty, Emerson Palmieri, and man of the match Antonio.
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Young summer addition Downes was one player who performed admirably for the whole 90 minutes for West Ham.
Media representatives were eager to applaud the midfielder, writing;
“Downes MOTM” — independent journalist Euan Rourke (via Twitter)
“Downes ought to start the Newcastle match. “Good night.” — Joshua Mbu, a Sun reporter (via Twitter).
“Michael Antonio totally altered the playing field. He is still necessary for the attack to succeed. If Antonio is healthy, Scamacca has no place. Flynn Downes has appeared to be a viable substitute for Soucek as well, according to talkSPORT presenter Tom Rennie (via Twitter).
Despite his youth, Downes appeared confident and dependable when compared to Declan Rice, a celebrity.
The Englishman, who had a 7.3/10 rating from SofaScore, concluded West Ham’s victory as one of their finest players, completing 92% of his passes, making three tackles, and triumphing in an astonishing 6/8 of his total duels.
Irons fans may be ready to see a player with great potential throughout 2022–2023 based on his remarkable performance.