Following his recent devastating form, West Ham United fans have likened Ghana’s Andre Ayew to football ‘god’ Lionel Messi.
The Hammers suffered a late heartbreak against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, surrendering a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Selhurst Park.
West Ham went into the game with renewed optimism after a miraculous comeback from 2-0 down to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
Javier Hernandez pounced to open the scoring while Andre Ayew added the second to set a comfortable tone for a win but they collapsed after the break.
Angelo Ogbonna’s foul on Andros Townsend allowed Yohan Cabaye to convert from the penalty spot to reduce the tally before Wilfred Zaha restored parity in injury time.
Despite throwing away such a brilliant lead, the performance of forward Ayew, who bagged his third goal in a matter of days, was enough to make the fans happy.
The Ghanaian forward struggled in his first season with the Hammers last term, but fans now feel that he is finally showing why West Ham forked out £20million to sign him in 2016.
Some joked that Ayew has turned into Lionel Messi this week, and are glad to see him finally make inroads in finally living up to his price tag.