West Ham fans react as Cheikhou Kouyate receives Senegal call-up

West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has been called up by Senegal for their friendly matches against Uzbekistan and Bosnia and Herzegovina later this month, and Irons fans have no idea how following his poor performances on the pitch this season.

The 28-year-old has been a key player for the east London outfit in recent years, but his displays have often been below-par this term – including in the successive 4-1, 4-1 and 3-0 defeats David Moyes’ men have just suffered – and he has come under huge criticism from some of the London Stadium faithful at times.

Nevertheless, he has got the call for his country and he may well be starting for them at the World Cup in Russia in just a few months’ time, where they will come up against Poland, Japan and Colombia.

West Ham supporters have been quick to have their say on the news of the midfielder via social media, and while one said “literally no idea why”, another said “not a clue how he managed this”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…