West Ham’s Tomas Soucek Joins In Slavia Prague Celebrations By FaceTime
West Ham's Tomas Soucek was front and centre of Slavia Prague's Europa League triumph over Leicester on Thursday night - despite being at home in London.
The Czech midfielder's former club upset the odds against the in-form Premier League side with a 2-0 away win - and Soucek shared his support on Instagram by posting a picture of himself watching the victory live while wearing a Slavia Prague top, fist raised in triumph.
After the final whistle, a member of the Slavia Prague coaching staff FaceTimed Soucek so that he could celebrate live with the huddle of players bouncing for joy on the King Power Stadium pitch.
Soucek's former teammates were even chanting his name after he answered the call, as the 25-year-old grinned from ear to ear, enjoying the moment. Heartwarming stuff (unless you are a Foxes fan).
The 6ft 4in Czech international played 158 games for his boyhood club and his support understandably runs deep - though it hasn't stopped him being an instant hit at West Ham.
Soucek, a personal transfer request of manager David Moyes, arrived on loan in January 2020 before signing permanently for £19 million last summer. This season alone he has eight goals in 25 Premier League games as the Hammers have rocketed up the table.
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Things are clearly going pretty well for his childhood club as well. After the first leg of the Europa League last-32 tie had finished 0-0, Leicester were favourites to advance.
However goals from Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima gave the away side a win as Brendan Rodgers' side delivered an unusually flat performance.
At least the likeable Soucek enjoyed the moment, a man who's rapidly becoming hugely popular with two clubs as West Ham are flying in the Prem and Slavia Prague progress in Europe.
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