Gianluca Scamacca has made an inauspicious start to life under David Moyes at West Ham United, but it’s obviously still very early days.
The first thing that we want to make very clear is that we really like the look of the Italian and are not in anyway saying that he’s not good enough for West Ham!
The 23-year-old has just struggled to impose himself at the London Stadium as things stand.
And if we’re being ultra critical, we have to say that David Moyes has not helped Scamacca by ‘easing him into action’.
By giving the Italian just 20 or 30 minutes of action here and there in the Premier League, the striker has found it difficult to find any kind of rhythm. And we think Moyes could have handled things differently…
David Moyes has handled Gianluca Scamacca poorly
We truly believe that after making his £35.5 million move to West Ham (Sky Sports), the Italian would have been on cloud nine.
That should have been the time to throw him into the team in my opinion – when he was buzzing and riding high on confidence after Moyes and the club invested great faith and money in him.
Instead, because he apparently wasn’t used to the speed and intensity of the English game, Moyes chose to ease him in.
As a result, Scamacca has found it hard to get any kind of rhythm in the Premier League and consequently, his confidence has suffered.
That was clearly evident during West Ham’s UEFA Europa Conference League clash with FCSB last night.
Scamacca seemed totally devoid of confidence and he already seems to be questioning his own ability. We think things would have been so different had Moyes thrown him in from the start for five or six games and if the Italian struggled, then he could have taken him out of the firing line.
David Moyes has had a stinker with the way that he has introduced Gianluca Scamacca into life at West Ham in my opinion.
We still think that the 23-year-old will come good in the end but Moyes has missed a big opportunity by not putting his faith in the striker sooner.