David Moyes has shared something that has really worried him about his West Ham team in recent weeks.
The Hammers are still flying high in fourth spot in the Premier League table.
Moyes’s men have lost their last two Premier League games though and a win against Brighton at the London Stadium on Wednesday will be absolutely vital if we are to continue our push for a Champions League spot.
In order to do that, we have to be far more clinical in the final third.
And Moyes alluded to that when speaking to reporters yesterday.
David Moyes admits he’s worried about one particular West Ham problem
The Hammers haven’t scored in our last two Premier League games.
Aside from the first couple of games of the season, the West Ham players have been extremely profligate in front of goal.
That is something that Moyes wants them to address as a matter of urgency.
The Scot responded to reporters when asked if he is worried by the recent form of his attacking players, as quoted by Football.London:
“Yes I am and I have told them we need them to be better in that area. I think we’ve had opportunities and I think when you get to the top end if you want to be at the top you have to have forward players who individually can beat people and can create goals and can make goals can be clean with the chances and I don’t think we have been in recent games.”
The likes of Said Benrahma, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals really do need to be more incisive in the final third.
Michail Antonio needs to show more as well. The fact that he has zero competition for his place clearly isn’t helping matters.
Perhaps Moyes will switch things up for the Brighton game. The likes of Manuel Lanzini and Nikola Vlasic could well be drafted in.
Ot maybe the Scot will give his misfiring attackers one more chance to impress before wringing the changes.
One thing’s for sure, if West Ham are to secure Champions League football this season, we need to be far more clinical in the final third, whichever team Moyes selects.