Javier Aquino was brilliant - but he's not the man West Ham want
Mexico’s dramatic 2-1 win against New Zealand in the Confederations Cup on Wednesday can be boiled down to a tale of two wingers. Unfortanately for West Ham, they may be targeting the wrong one, as reported by The Sun.
On the left-flank, Javier Aquino produced arguably the stand-out individual performance of the tournament so far. A bundle of pure electric joy, the diminutive speed-machine was simply unstoppable.
And he had an end-product to back up his sparkling approach work, setting up both El Tri’s second half goals while leaving his 18-year-old marker choking on his dust.
On the right hand side, however, it’s fair to say Jurgen Damm wasn’t quite so effective. Though tying Kiwi left-back Declan Wynne in knots and showing exactly why he was once ranked as the world’s second fastest footballer (behind Gareth Bale if you’re interested), his final ball was virtually non-existent.
Only once in 90 minutes did one of his crosses accurately pick out a team-mate. The rest were either ballooned into no-man’s land or cut out with ease by a sprawling New Zealand defender. And his performance was perhaps epitomised late on as the tournament underdogs pressed for an unlikely, yet deserved, equaliser.
Tigres winger Jurgen Damm
Jinking past one, two, three New Zealand defenders, Damm brought an uninspiring end to a sublime solo run by launching a simple finish way over the bar.
when are we gonna stop acting like jurgen damm is good.— Michelada Gawd (@RdotAye) June 21, 2017
other than speed, what is jurgen damm great at? pic.twitter.com/shOrNdNjie— Guillermo Vazquez (@chasingsources) June 21, 2017
Corona being replaced by Damm has to be one of the biggest downgrades of all time.— Eagle Insight (@TheEagleInsight) June 21, 2017
The good:— Wiso Vazquez (@WisoVazquez) June 21, 2017
The fans ✅
It's Jurgen Damm...it's still Jurgen Damm... pic.twitter.com/jsZE0SGfE1— Tom Harrison (@tomh_36) June 21, 2017
He's Adams Traore-esque. It's a thing of beauty that 100 percent lack of any semblance of end product. Haha— Joshua Ling (@JoshLing10) June 21, 2017
Jurgen Damm is horrible— depressed atleti fan (@chatoooo2_9) June 21, 2017
Jurgen Damm ... God help this kid— cuco (@The_stud_101) June 21, 2017
Jurgen Damm transfer rumors should focus on Zacatepec and Dorados, not West Ham.— Eric Gomez (@EricGomez86) June 21, 2017
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