Paul Robinson has hailed Robert Snodgrass for his performance against Newcastle United on Saturday, despite his West Ham side losing 3-2.
The Scottish international started his second successive league game against the Magpies, and was rewarded with a second consecutive goal late on.
And Robinson was quick to praise his efforts.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Took his goal brilliantly well and his technique is fantastic, he has a great technique when striking the ball.
“He was West Ham’s best player, he has struggled to get in the team, he has been in and out this year, but given the chance, he has shown the manager what he can do, and his finish towards the end just showed what he can do.”
There are few positives to be taken from West Ham’s current form, but an unexpected source of some brightness has been the resurgence of Robert Snodgrass. The Scot endured a patchy start to the season, but with his consolation against the Toon Army, he now has two in two , and looks a whole lot closer to being back to his best. Saturday’s defeat was a bitter pill to swallow, but with five key passes, a great goal, and a Whoscored rating of 7.88, Snodgrass personally had a great afternoon. Of course, the main concern is getting the Hammers back to the kind of form that saw them talked about as potential European contenders just a few short weeks ago, but if Manuel Pellegrini is to do that, he will need as many of his players as possible performing at their very best, as Snodgrass is beginning to.