He Westham had not won a European title since the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1965. Many years later, the hammers they have raised the second Conference League of history. His victory has many proper names: Declan Rice, Michail Antonio, Bowen, Paquetá, Emerson and Alphonse Areola. The French goalkeeper was David Moyes’ bet in Europe and it has gone well for him. No West Ham defeat in the entire competition. An immaculate path that has served him to conquer the competition.
The former goalkeeper for PSG, Villarreal and Real Madrid, among other teams, has had his particular oasis in the Conference League. Great performances that have allowed West Ham to finally touch the sky in Prague against Fiorentina. He is not a starter in the Premier because Fabianski closes the door for him, but Areola has made up for his bad moments with this title.
His celebrations on the grass of the Fortuna Arena in Prague prove it. An exaltation of joy that of Areola that has allowed him to leave behind the little continuity that he has had in recent seasons. Despite this, Areola has never given up. The goalkeeper has continued working until he has had his reward with this title. A Conference League and Didier Deschamps’ citations for the French team, which are two great prizes.