West Ham fans just can’t get enough of Pablo Zabaleta, after the former Manchester City man dropped another brilliant performance on Saturday.
When Pablo Zabaleta left Manchester City to join West Ham last summer, Hammers’ fans themselves probably couldn’t even predict he would perform as well as he has.
The Argentine flying full back doesn’t do much flying down the wing anymore, which certainly prompted some concerns that he was a worthless signing.
Those concerns have been well and truly been put to bed this season though, as the 33 year-old hasn’t let his declining pace stop him from being one of the Hammers’ best players.
Zabaleta was at his very best again on Saturday, as the David Moyes’ side secured Premier League survival with a 2-0 win at Leicester.
The Argentine veteran gave absolutely everything in the win at the King Power Stadium, making two tackles, one interception, four clearances and also blocking one shot.
Zabaleta may have lost the pace to overlap his winger and whip constant dangerous crosses in, but his experience, intelligence and passion for the game has been a huge help for the Hammers this season.
Some of the best twitter reactions can be found below…
Zabaleta never gets the credit he deserves. What a player
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) May 5, 2018
Indeed I see many fans putting different names at RB or RWB next season in the hope we sign better players. He has been by far the most consistent good player all season and aside from one mistake at Southampton I cannot recall too many poor games.
— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) May 5, 2018
I voted Zab as HOTY. I feel that regardless of his age etc, he has put in big performances on multiple occasions.
— Thomas O'Brien (@tob9391) May 5, 2018
Hammer of the year for me
— Will Baxter (@WillBaxter08) May 5, 2018
He plays for the fans mate always has done , media exposure means nothing to him !!
— Paul Lofthouse (@paulmichelle78) May 5, 2018
Another solid performance from you today fella 👏👏👏⚒
— Jersey Hammer (@jerseryhammers) May 5, 2018
We love you mate ⚒
— Barrboy ⚒ (@BarrboyUK) May 5, 2018
Never less than 100% from you as usual today Zabba ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒
— Rob (@hammerboy1957) May 5, 2018
Top performance from a top player ⚒👍🏻
— Micky ⚒ (@Micky62053615) May 6, 2018