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‘His heart rate comes down’ – Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has praised West Ham’s summer signing

    Despite the rough start in the Premier League for West Ham, the club’s fans still have a reason to keep optimism. During the last two seasons, David Moyes was in constant search for proper striker which ended in summer move of Italy striker Scamacca from Sassuolo.

    His short cameos in the first two rounds of the league showed that the 23-year-old does not need a lot of time for a buildup. For this reason, Scamacca was given a starting spot in West Ham’s squad against Viborg in the Europa Conference League qualifier on Thursday night.

    Glenn Hoddle was working for BT Sport during West Ham v Viborg, and he highly assessed what he saw from new boy:

    “The boy can clearly finish,” Hoddle said on BT Sport.

    “He has that thing all good strikers need, he calms down when it comes to finishing.

    “Whereas a lot of players their heart rate goes up when they’re on goal, his heart rate comes down as he finishes and look at that (the way he strikes the ball).

    “I was speaking to Gianfranco Zola about him and he knows him quite well. And he is very impressed, he rates him very highly indeed.

    “He told me he thinks he will do very well for West Ham.”