West Ham were held to a 1-1 draw by Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu in the first-leg of their Europa League playoff clash.
The East London based outfit took a first half lead after Gokhan Tore’s corner kick was handled by an Astra defender resulting in a penalty which was converted by Noble.
Tore made his first start for the Hammers in what was his first European game for his new club.
Second half substitute Alibec did however, manage to equalise for Astra giving the Romanian outfit a glimmer of hope going into the return-leg.
We took a look at how West Ham fans responded to Tore’s display on social media.
First let’s start with the good. There were far more positive comments about Tore this time around than for his performance against Chelsea.
The main issue however, is his match fitness. Tore missed most of the pre-season as his transfer went through late and then he picked up a knee injury.
Tore has explosive acceleration but he has not bee able to put on the burners just yet due to not being 100 percent match fit.
Now for the bad…pretty harsh after his first start…
He actually has a good first touch and excellent dribbling ability. Give him some time and I am sure he will showcase his talent.
He does need to work harder!
If you are wondering how to pronounce his name: