Tuesday Mar 14, 2017. 13:00
Andre Ayew is “back in good shape” according to West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic, who watched the player score in a loss to Bournemouth in the Premier League on the weekend.
The Ghana international has netted in successive away matches for the Hammers and is beginning to find top form in what has been a stop-start first season with the London club.
After suffering a serious injury on his club debut at the start of the season, which took some time to get over, Ayew also had to jet off to Gabon to represent Ghana at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
“Andre had a couple of major things which happened to him, which affected his season so far,” said Bilic in the wake of the 3-2 loss against the Cherries.
“The first was that he had a massive injury in the first game of the season, then when he came back it was a little bit too early, so he was searching for fitness and form.
“Then he went to the Africa Cup of Nations and now he looks really good. That’s the reason we bought him – he has that sense to be in the right place at the right time.
“He scored like that against Swansea, he scored like that against Watford and he scored a similar kind of goal again on Saturday.
“That’s a big quality for the strikers to be in a good position, so now he’s back in good shape and of course we expect him to improve us.”