West Ham United fans have lavished praise on Issa Diop after his performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The Irons turned in an excellent display in north London, running out 1-0 winners thanks to Michail Antonio’s strike and becoming the first team to beat Spurs at their new stadium in the process.
Diop enjoyed a flawless display in defence, helping to nullify the threats of Son Heung-Min and Fernando Llorente throughout the 90 minutes.
Per WhoScored, Diop collected the joint-highest rating of any Hammer, along with match-winner Antonio.
The 22-year-old completed both of the two tackles he attempted, made seven clearances, six interceptions and also completed the one dribble he attempted, an exceptional run from deep that led to a shot on target.
And fans were delighted with the Frenchman’s display, taking to Twitter to shower him with plaudits. Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
— Rossco (@REllenor) April 27, 2019
Balbuena and Diop is the only CB pairing we shod ever use.
— Just Some Geezer (@Juicedmoose) April 27, 2019
— DB (@DarrenBell23) April 27, 2019
Brilliant performance to from West Ham. Hard work commitment and passion. Thought the back four and in particular Diop were excellent. Though every player today worthy of praise.
Well done West Ham. COYI
— ⚒🏴 Robert Haynes ⚒🇬🇧 (@tyreman19) April 27, 2019
So glad Diop was back in defence today. Him and Balbuena have a great partnership and played magnificent today. Diop deserved the man of the match #COYI
— George Poynter (@George_Poynter) April 27, 2019
Well organised and committed performance. Diop was back to his best today, Fredericks turned in a solid performance too. #COYI ⚒⚒⚒
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown80) April 27, 2019
Issa Diop today – unreal. COYI⚒
— Matthew Sharkey (@Sharkeyy_93) April 27, 2019
Issa Diop looked like he was channeling his inner-Franz Beckenbauer. #COYI
— Keylor Halbur (@keylor_halbur) April 27, 2019