By Danny Wright
West Ham fans have took to Twitter to express their disbelief as Simone Zaza scored a screamer in a 2-1 win for Valencia against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.
The Hammers flop took just five minutes to open the scoring while playing for his new club against the La Liga leaders in a Primera Division encounter.
He took the ball out of the air and managed to strike a half-volley while on the turn into the corner of the net.
West Ham signed the Juventus striker on loan in the summer but after 11 appearances and no goals to his name he was returned to his parent club in January.
Valencia took the 25-year-old on loan for the remainder of the season and he has now scored in back-to-back matches after opening his account for the Spanish side against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Supporters of the Irons could not believe their eyes when the Italian striker put his side a goal up against Madrid with the beautiful strike and were quick to take to social media to express their thoughts.
Here is a selection of tweets from West Ham fan about Zaza’s goal:
— Terry Doyle (@TerryDoyle4000) February 22, 2017
West Ham need a striker that zaza looks decent don't he #WHUFC
— calum vango (@calumv89) February 22, 2017
Someone please tell me this is not the Zaza we've seen at a West Ham..
— West Ham's Carpet (@westham_mo) February 22, 2017
Is there any chance we can sue Zaza for breach of contract? #whufc
— FPL_Fella (@FPLFella) February 22, 2017
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) February 22, 2017
A part of me wishes we kept Zaza…
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) February 22, 2017
When Zaza doesn't score for West Ham and scores for Valencia against Real Madrid https://t.co/sJFvX03N4n
— Fergus ⚒💚 (@Fergus_WHU) February 22, 2017
Possibly the most West Ham thing ever that Zaza scores a great goal against Real Madrid when he couldn't shoot in the right direction for us
— Myles (@myleshurrell) February 22, 2017
Zaza is no stranger to going viral on social media when he was made infamous for missing a penalty against Germany at Euro 2016 after a strange run up.
He failed to make much of an impression for Juventus last season but still managed eight goals in 24 appearances across all competitions.