David Moyes’s obsession with £19 million West Ham man Tomas Soucek will ultimately cost him his job at the London Stadium.
The 27-year-old joined the Hammers initially on loan in January 2020, before making a permanent move to the Hammers five months later for around £19 million (WHUFC.com).
He was an instant hit with West Ham, scoring 10 Premier League goals during his first full season at the London Stadium.
The Czech Republic’s form has fallen off the face of a cliff over the past year or so, however. He is a complete shadow of his former self.
Soucek will be worried with Flynn Downes’ fine recent form. But rather than drop the 27-year-old for Downes, David Moyes continues to play him alongside the ex-Swansea ace.
The Czech Republic international has been incredibly poor in recent weeks, and he shouldn’t be anywhere near Moyes’s starting lineup.
The Scot simply cannot look past Soucek though…
David Moyes obsession with West Ham man Tomas Soucek will ultimately cost him his job
Whatever happens, and no matter how poor the 27-year-old’s form is, Moyes continues to start him in the Premier League…every single time.
That stubbornness could end up costing the Scot his job in my opinion.
It could actually be argued that Soucek has become a real liability to this West Ham team.
He seems to have lost his goalscoring instinct, and whilst his role for the Hammers has undoubtedly changed, his positioning, body shape and shooting technique all seem to be well off.
One of Soucek’s worst features is his ability when in possession of the football. And on top of that, his passing ability is very poor as well. This slows West Ham down in transition, and we cannot afford to be laborious in our build-up play in the Premier League.
It seems as though Moyes is blind to the 54-capped Czech Republic international’s limitations though.
The Scot needs to own up and admit his mistake regarding the former Slavia Prague man. He is not good enough to be playing Premier League football.
He was awful tonight against Bournemouth, especially during the first-half. His poor passing and lack of mobility or pace really costs us when things get frenetic in the middle of the park.
If David Moyes continues to start Tomas Soucek for West Ham in the Premier League though, it could very well end up being his undoing.
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