Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus played a crucial role in West Ham United’s dramatic triumph against Burnley in the Premier League, showcasing remarkable resilience and determination despite facing early setbacks.
In an interview with West Ham TV, Kudus expressed his commitment to the team’s cause, stating, “Until the last whistle goes, we’ll keep fighting until the end, and Saturday you could see an example of that.” His words highlighted the team’s unwavering spirit, especially in challenging situations where the opponent dominated possession.
Addressing a setback where he conceded a penalty, Kudus acknowledged the need to bring the team back into the game. Demonstrating individual brilliance, he skillfully navigated past three defenders and delivered a crucial cross that resulted in an own goal by Dara O’Shea, leveling the score.
In the dying moments of the game, Kudus once again showcased his prowess by creating space and delivering a precise cross to Tomáš Souček, who scored the winning goal. Reflecting on this pivotal moment, Kudus explained, “I had to make something happen; I had to use my individual skills, and luckily it worked,” underscoring the significance of his contributions.
Kudus praised the collective effort of the team, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a positive mindset. The victory against Burnley marked West Ham’s second consecutive triumph in the Premier League and their fourth in five matches across all competitions, highlighting their strong form.
Looking forward to a demanding schedule with nine games in 29 days, Kudus expressed confidence in the team’s continuous improvement, stating, “We keep improving, and the points are very important, so we’ll build and focus on the next game.” His optimism reflected the team’s determination to build on their recent success, particularly after the international break.
With 16 appearances for West Ham, Kudus has already contributed five goals to his credit, showcasing his impact on the team’s attacking prowess.
As the Hammers gear up for a UEFA Europa League clash against Backa Tapolo on Thursday, Kudus remains focused on maintaining his impressive performance and contributing to the team’s success in European competition.