Alex Kral has spoken out about West Ham boss David Moyes today, but how has been doing since joining Schalke?

Kral joined the Hammers on a season-long loan deal from Spartak Moscow in the summer of 2021, but completely failed to establish himself at the London Stadium.

The Hammers had the option to sign him permanently this summer for around £17 million (£12 million plus a potential £5 million in add-ons).

Unsurprisingly though, David Moyes passed up on the chance to sign Alex Kral on a permanent deal.

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The 24-year-old moved on to Schalke at the start of the season. Most West Ham fans were pleased to see the back of him.

He didn’t get many chances to shine whatsoever – just 256 minutes in total in all competitions (Transfermarkt), but when he did play, he was truly terrible.

Kral has highlighted how he wasn’t given ample opportunities by Moyes.

But how has he got on at his new club?

David Moyes was right not to play Alex Kral

The 24-year-old’s display against Kidderminster was all the evidence that Moyes, and the Hammers fans, needed to realise that he just wasn’t up to it.

He’s struggling to produce the goods for Schalke as well.

Kral has made 12 appearances for the Bundesliga side, and is still yet to bag either an assist or a goal (Who Scored).

And to make matters worse, Schalke are currently sitting rock bottom of the Bundesliga table, having taken just nine points from 15 games so far.

David Moyes was right not to play Alex Kral
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The Czech Republic international clearly wasn’t good enough to be playing Premier League football.

And perhaps the same can be said of him in the Bundesliga, only time will tell I guess.

The early signs are not good for the 24-year-old midfielder though.

David Moyes has a lot of faults and has made plenty of mistakes during his time at West Ham, but not giving Alex Kral too many opportunities was certainly not one of them.

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