West Ham Czech star Tomas Soucek is ready for Champions League football, according to international coach Jaroslav Silhavy.

Fortunately for Hammers fans, Silhavy believes Soucek is ready for European elite competition, as is West Ham.

Soucek has been in great shape for David Moyes’ team this season. He scored nine goals in 29 games and cemented himself as one of the premier box-to-box midfielders in the Premier League. During the international break, Soucek continued his high level of performance with his country.

A perfect hat-trick against Estonia brought the Czech Republic to World Cup qualification and the midfielder played another 90 minutes for his nation as he led world number 1 Belgium to a 1-1 draw in Prague.

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In the domestic game, West Ham are two points behind Chelsea in the fourth palace and with nine games remaining this season, an unlikely Champions League spot is within reach for Moyes’ team.

If the Hammers make it, Czech coach Silhavy has no doubt that his midfielder Soucek will prove to be a star in the Champions League.

“Tomas is playing very well in the Premier League,” said Silhavy. “I’m really not surprised because he works really hard. He played in the Champions League for Slavia Prague and was very good, but now he’s even better.

“So I am convinced that he can also be successful in the Champions League with West Ham.”

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Soucek arrived last January and was an instant hit in England, as was his Czech international Vladimir Coufal.

Both men have Champions League experience with former club Slavia Prague and hope to improve their appearances in competition with West Ham next season.

There are 27 points to be awarded for West Ham by the end of the season. European football in 2021/22, which took 20 points from the second leg at the start of the season, has become a realistic goal for Moyes and his squad.

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The Hammers have a number of important fixtures on the horizon, with Wolverhampton Wanderers first on Monday April 5th, followed by visits to Champions League challengers Leicester City and Chelsea, with a trip to relegation fighters Newcastle United in between .

When Moyes sees his team score nine points in those four games, Europe’s elite competition at West Ham will be in sight for everyone.