West Ham star Kouyate is not renowned for his goalscoring abilities.
Cheikhou Kouyate has been one of the stars of West Ham’s season, and he has shown off under appreciated side of his game in a video posted on the official Hammers Twitter account.
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Receiving the ball in the area, the midfield chipped a lovely finish into the back of the net, showing off his technical goalscoring skills which are not usually part of his game.
Although he has netted three times in 10 games this season, Kouyate is best known for his role as the destroyer in the deep-lying midfield positions, with his physicality and defensive skills coming to the fore.
However, this training ground goal showed that Kouyate can match his teammates for their technical skills, and it was a strike that Frenchman Dimitri Payet would have been pleased with.
Whilst Payet may have taken all the plaudits this season, the players behind him - such as Kouyate - have formed a solid base on which the playmaker can show off his talents. He has chipped in with goals and assists, and is clearly bringing the best out of his fellow players.
If Kouyate can start to show off his training ground skills on the competitive field of play, he could just move ahead of Payet in his importance to the West Ham side.