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Ben Johnson showed tonight exactly why he’s only played six Premier League games for West Ham since October.
West Ham drew with Gent in the Europa Conference League tonight, and Ben Johnson was handed a rare start.
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The 23-year-old has been really poor when he has played for the Hammers this season.
Johnson has regressed badly and seems to be a shadow of the exciting young player who burst onto the scene at the London Stadium a few years ago.
His display tonight was further evidence that he just isn’t good enough at the highest level…
Ben Johnson was really poor for West Ham against Gent
Since our 2-0 win over Bournemouth on October 24th, Johnson has played just six Premier League games, for a total of only 253 minutes (Transfermarkt).
And after his performance out in Belgium tonight, it’s little wonder as to why is it?
Johnson looked totally devoid of confidence inside the first-half and his poor display was typified by a mix up with Angelo Ogbonna that nearly allowed Gent in on goal.
In the second-half, Johnson didn’t get any better and allowed Hugo Cuypers far too much time inside the penalty area before the Gent ace hammered home the equaliser for the hosts.
Ben Johnson’s positioning is absolutely awful and it’s just so clear to see now that Vladimir Coufal is streets ahead of the 23-year-old West Ham full-back.
It might sound harsh but I just don’t think Johnson is good enough to be playing regularly for the Hammers.
And his performance against Gent tonight was the final confirmation of that in my opinion.
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