David Moyes laid into his West Ham United players after their 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park this afternoon.
The Hammers lost for the fifth time this season in the Premier League, and we are now marooned inside the bottom three.
It’s still very early days, sure. But if we don’t start winning games consistently, this will be a long and hard season ahead of us.
The worrying thing is that at the moment, we just don’t look like winning.
Our play is laborious, predictable and bereft of any kind of energy, passion or dynamism.
All of that is on David Moyes. He’s taken the credit for kicking us on over the past two years, and now he’s got to take the criticism.
In fairness though, the players need to be held accountable as well. They just haven’t been good enough this season.
The Scot bemoaned his players’ lack of interest until Everton scored this afternoon…
David Moyes fuming with his West Ham players
The Scot faced the media this evening after our defeat to Everton.
And Moyes responded when asked whether it frustrated him that it took Everton scoring for his players to wake ups, as quoted by Football.London:
“That was the bit that really annoyed me. It showed me that they had more to give but really, they stepped up a little bit after that. Obviously I understand Everton probably got the goal and probably felt that they needed to try and protect it. They made it look as if we were playing a bit better at that period, but I genuinely didn’t think there was an awful lot in the game. I didn’t think there was much between the two teams. We’ve won quite narrowly a couple of times here, today, we lost quite narrowly.”
Today’s result really was a poor one.
Moyes and his players seem completely lost at the moment.
The game against Wolves in a couple of weeks time is now absolutely massive. It was before today’s result in fairness.
If West Ham fail to win that one, serious questions will need to be asked of David Moyes, if they aren’t already.