Vladimir Coufal continued his good form on international duty, helping the Czech Republic beat Israel 1-0 in their Group B2 Nations League clash last night.
The 28-year-old started at right-back, with his West Ham teammate Tomas Soucek also featuring in midfield.
Coufal has enjoyed a really strong start to life at right wing-back at the London Stadium following his £5.4 million move from Slavia Prague (BBC Sport), and his performance against Israel was encouraging.
The star set up Vladimir Darida to open the scoring after just seven minutes, getting into a brilliant position in the penalty area.
Not only was Coufal a good outlet in the game, but he was also strong in his defensive duties, making three tackles and contesting 15 duels, winning eight (Sofascore).
It was another encouraging showing from the star, who is really beginning to make an impression following his move to the Premier League.
BGA’s View – Gamble Coufal looking like a bargain
Coufal was definitely deemed a gamble by most supporters following his move from Slavia.
Being a little-known entity arriving very late in the window was also going to hand him that label, but he is quickly making an impression to his credit.
£5.4 million is not an awful lot in today’s market, but that fee going on somebody nobody knows about was still a risk – but the fee is looking cheaper by the week.
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