West Ham’s dynamic duo likened to Angel Di Maria and Andres Iniesta

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Pedro Obiang has compared Dimitri Payet to Angel Di Maria and Manuel Lanzini to Andres Iniesta.Obiang, who moved to Upton Park from Sampdoria in the summer, says the two diminutive playmakers have been key to the east London club’s impressive start to the season.The Hammers sit third in the Premier League, with 20 points from their opening 10 games, and have already racked up wins against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea this season.They are also the second highest scorers in the division, with 22 goals so far, leaving them behind only leaders Manchester City with more than a quarter of the season gone.And Obiang, who has made seven league appearances so far this term, believes much of their brilliant attacking play is down to fellow summer arrivals Payet and Lanzini, who he likens to world stars Di Maria and Iniesta.When asked whether the side’s high-scoring start to the season has surprised him, Obiang told Marca: “Yes, I’m surprised. That means that we are good fighters. Whenever we get ahead, we win.“People have highlighted Payet. He is a superstar, he creates chances and finishes them. He is a kind of Di Maria.“And we must also review Lanzini. I would liken him to Iniesta. he seems fragile, but he will challenge anybody.” Dimitri Payet 1last_img

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