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West Ham star gets perfect 10.0 rating for performance from WhoScored

Brian Heffernan March 25, 2021
Estonia v Czech Republic - FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar Qualifier
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Tomas Soucek had an international outing to remember when sticking three past Estonian keeper Mihkel Aksalu last night.

Soucek wasn’t the only Czech Republic player to enjoy the night, with the World Cup qualifier ending in a 6-2 thrashing in Estonia’s back yard.

Estonia taking the lead obviously made the Czech hulks angry as Bayer Leverkusen star Patrik Schick equalised on 18 minutes.

Soucek began his goalscoring exploits in the 32nd minute and had completed his hat-trick 16 minutes later.

Soucek – three shots, three goals

His stats are even more impressive when you consider the midfielder only had three shots on target all match, a major factor in his perfect 10 rating by WhoScored.

Jakub Jankto and Antonin Barak were the other goalscorers for the Czech Republic in their spring stroll.

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Soucek and his teammates have a much sterner test ahead of them, however.

Next up are Belgium, who the Czech Republic haven’t played since 2017. They lost 2-1 that time, with Michy Batshuayi and Marouane Fellaini scoring for the Red Devils.

Belgium are even more fearsome these days, with a star-studded squad that includes Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens.

It’s safe to say Soucek will have a much tougher challenge on Saturday (7.45pm).

Back to business

West Ham supporters are familiar with Soucek’s goalscoring talents, the 26-year-old has netted nine times for their side.

When the international break is over, West Ham travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, 5 April (8.15pm).

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Brian Heffernan is head of recruitment at Horsham FC. He has also scouted for League Two and Danish clubs and worked freelance in the Russian Premier League. Brian’s work includes trialling and signing players and creating detailed opposition dossiers for first-team managers. He’s also a sports journalist specialising in football.