Tomas Soucek has dedicated his superb volley against Luton to the departing David Moyes.

There is no better example of a ‘David Moyes player’ than Tomas Soucek. The 6’4 box-to-box midfielder has consistently been one of Moyes’ most used players over his 4.5 year stint at the club. His willingness to put his physical health on the line for the club and his ability to score crucial goals have made him a favourite amongst the gaffer and the fans.

Even when the going got tough, Moyes stuck by Soucek and it worked out brilliantly. This season the Czech Republic midfielder has been back to his best, and he wanted to dedicate his sensational winner against Luton to the manager who gave him so much.

“The boss has been here for four-and-a-half, nearly five years, and he’s improved this Club to another level. We’ve finished in great positions, we’ve won a cup, even this season we can finish in the top half and have reached a European quarter-final,” he explained to

“I scored this important goal for our fans, but most importantly for the manager because it’s his last game at home.”

“I’m so happy for him. We have to thank him for what he’s done and now we are happy to celebrate with the supporters.”

After their abysmal performance against Chelsea, expectations amongst West Ham fans ahead of their clash with Luton were through the floor and things only got worse when the visitors took an early lead. Thankfully, they managed to put things right with an impressive second-half display.

“It’s so important [to bounce back like this]. I’m so happy with the performance and the way we turned it around. There’s still one game to go, but this is the perfect way to finish at home!”

“You can see what it means to the supporters and we are so grateful for their backing.”

With a new manager coming in, Soucek’s status as a nailed on starter could be in jeopardy. His weaknesses are clear and playing in a more possession orientated set up may prove to be his downfall. Hopefully, he can adapt to be just a vital to Lopetegui as he is to Moyes.