Date: 14th December 2019 at 7:45pm
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OPINION

It’s fair to say that Pablo Fornals took a while to adapt to life in England. The Spaniard was heralded as a superb signing when he arrived from Villarreal over the summer, but he has struggled immensely with the pace of the game in the Premier League, and had started just eight times prior to Saturday’s 1-0 win over Southampton. But slowly, he looks to be getting up to speed. The midfielder provided the assist for Sebastien Haller’s crucial strike at St. Mary’s, and it showed a different, more refined side to his game. A lovely cushioned header, it illustrated the kind of poise and ability that the Irons thought they were getting when he first put pen to paper. That means he now has three assists in his last four matches in the Premier League, as per Whoscored, if he can keep up that kind of creative verve then the misdemeanours of his early Hammers career will be forgiven very quickly. Given how poor his team have been in recent weeks, that creativity could prove to be very. very useful over the rest of this campaign. It’s taken a while, but the 23-year-old is finally getting there.

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