West Ham striker split opinion in Olympic Stadium opener.
West Ham's Enner Valencia in action with NK Domzale's Alvaro Brachi
West Ham began their new era in the Olympic Stadium with a 3-0 win over Slovenian side Domzale.
One thing missing of course from a superb night in east London was the finishing touch of a top class striker West Ham have been fruitlessly chasing all summer.
As it was, Enner Valencia, in his third season for the club, was selected up front as a lone striker and failed to hit the back of the net.
NK Domzale's Gaber Dobrovoljc in action with West Ham's Sofiane Feghouli and Enner Valencia
Valencia's struggles in front of goal may define his game, but it cannot be disputed that he was putting in the effort.
The Ecuadorian lasted all 90 minutes and worked hard to get his teammates into the game and get into dangerous positions, but he could not take advantage of his opportunities.
Enner Valencia celebrates
The display is not likely to deter West Ham from their striker chase, with Valencia surely better as a bit part player or as one of a pairing up front.
His performance split the opinion of supporters, with some frustrated with his continual struggles in front of goal, but others more appreciative of his efforts.
Here is a look at how West Ham fans reacted to his display...
I will pay for Enner Valencia's flight to Turkey if it gets him out the club now.— Dan (@westhamlad) August 4, 2016
the lads are supplying the result while Enner Valencia provides the entertainment— HammerandTalk (@hammerandtalk) August 4, 2016
also Enner Valencia should take applauds. Yes he missed 2 open chances but his desire and work rate for me deserves a place in the squad— Liam Brown (@LiamSBrown) August 4, 2016
Enner Valencia is clearly not good enough to be a lone striker. But on the wing or with a partner he isn't too bad tbf.— M (@Kooyate) August 4, 2016
Fair play to enner Valencia he has put in a shift tonight— Cheik Mate (@bradswain6) August 4, 2016
Breaking: Enner Valencia is off on his way to the Rio Olympics after this game.— Arthur Powell (@EuropeanTore) August 4, 2016
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New season, new stadium, same Enner Valencia— Liam⚒Hunter (@Liam_Hunter93) August 4, 2016
Enner Valencia is the worst player on that pitch including Domzale players— Carter (@sxmuelsen_) August 4, 2016
I think Enner Valencia is having a v.good game— Adam - WHWORLD (@ArchiAAL) August 4, 2016