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David Moyes shares what he told the West Ham players at half-time vs Kidderminster
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David Moyes shares what he told the West Ham players at half-time vs Kidderminster

West Ham boss David Moyes opened up on what he told his players at half-time during our FA Cup clash with Kidderminster Harriers yesterday afternoon.

The Hammers were absolutely terrible against the non-league side yesterday and actually didn’t deserve to go through to the next round of the competition.

We are where we are though and a win is a win, especially in cup competitions.

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Yesterday’s performance against Kidderminster was a real wake-up call for everyone involved with that poor excuse of a performance from the players to the manager to the owners.

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The non-league outfit made things incredibly difficult for the West Ham players but the fact that a lot of them just turned up and expected to win will be a huge concern for Moyes and the fans.

David Moyes shares what he told West Ham players at half-time against Kidderminster

Everyone knows that our performance just wasn’t good enough yesterday and we are very lucky to be in the hat for the FA Cup fifth round draw.

West Ham looked like a completely different side when Declan Rice and Aaron Cresswell were introduced in the second half.

The Hammers were in desperate need of a big wake-up call during the half-time interval.

And Moyes shared what he told his players during the break, as quoted by Football.London:

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“I told the boys to turn up and be a bit more competitive and show that they can play at this level. Kidderminster showed that they can play against the Premier League players so we had to show that we can play against conference players and I didn’t think we’d done that. You’ve not been even watching West Ham if you question the attitude. The players are great players and have great attitudes and just today Kidderminster made it really difficult for us, a bit to do but conditions added to it. We gave them a lift up by gifting them a goal very early on, which gave them something to hang on to and we had to chase it a little bit after that. We didn’t chase it particularly well. As I said before all credit to Kidderminster.”

The bottom line is that there can be no excuses for our performance yesterday.

The good thing is that every single West Ham player will surely now understand that we cannot just turn up and win if they haven’t got the right attitude, regardless of who we are playing.

West Ham have a huge week ahead of us with Premier League games against Watford and Leicester City to come on Tuesday and Sunday respectively.

And the players will have to be 100 times better than they were yesterday if we are to get six points from those outings.

Who knows, perhaps yesterday’s kick up the backside was exactly what West Ham needed as we try to secure another top six finish in the Premier League table this season.

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