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West Ham United: Dan Lawless claims Ben Johnson could be a future captain

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Presenter Dan Lawless has claimed that Ben Johnson could be a future West Ham United captain following his quotes in a recent interview. 

After a slow start to the season – losing all three of their opening Premier League games without scoring a single goal – the mood at the club probably isn’t the best right now.

In reflection of this, Johnson recently gave an honest interview with Sky Sports, where he admitted that rival teams have been doing ‘a lot of analysis’ on West Ham because they’ve been so impressive in recent seasons, which may mean they’ve figured them out somewhat.

He then claimed those teams prepare for a tough game, and that his teammates need to prove them right by stepping up now.

In reaction to these quotes, the West Ham Fan TV Man took to Twitter to say: “I honestly think Johnson is a future captain, speaks so well and he gets it.

“Also interested how he said what a lot of us have been thinking, teams have sussed us out, it’s time to change things up.”

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TIF thoughts on Ben Johnson and West Ham…

Johnson has stepped up for the team in recent weeks, filling in at centre-back despite that not being his natural position. That sort of behaviour at just 22 years of age shows a commitment to the team – as well as proving just how much he is trusted by manager David Moyes, albeit as a last resort.

However, as mentioned in his interview, with West Ham finishing seventh last season and sixth in the season before, rival clubs may well now expect a more difficult game against the Hammers than in the past and come better equipped to compete.

Potentially as a consequence, this means they’ve figured out Moyes’ men in the opening weeks, so something may need to change at the club soon to regain a competitive edge.

Whatever happens, it seems likely that Johnson will be involved, and with current captain Declan Rice often linked with an exit, perhaps the right-back could be trusted with the armband sometime in the future.

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