West Ham United’s director of football Mario Husillos told colleagues at the start of last week that he didn’t see anything wrong with the performances of goalkeeper Roberto, according to The Guardian.
The newspaper claims that the Hammers’ transfer chief was adamant that he did not see any problems with how the Spaniard had been performing, something which raised ‘alarm bells’ at the club.
However, manager Manuel Pellegrini finally bowed to public pressure on Saturday as he installed David Martin between the sticks in the victory over Chelsea.
Husillos’ rose-tinted glasses when it comes to Roberto, though, has to be questioned.
This is truly mind-boggling. How can anybody who has ever watched football – even just once – claim that there have been no problems with Roberto’s performances? The Spaniard has been absolutely shocking from the moment he came into the team against Bournemouth until his run in the side was finally ended after his embarrassing showing against Tottenham Hotspur. There have been so many gaffes, so many mistakes that cost the Hammers big time, that you can’t maintain a blind eye to them. Pellegrini eventually made the right decision, but it seems that Husillos is still holding out hope that Roberto will come back into the team at some point. You really have to question Husillos now and ask whether this is the type of man that the east London outfit want in charge of their transfers? Clearly he’s not got the best eye, while his record at the London Stadium has been chequered to say the least.