West Ham boss David Moyes took the biscuit last night with his most baffling post-match presser comments yet.

The Hammers were soundly beaten by the Bees. Some may say we played well, and in fairness, the players at least took the game to Brentford inside the first 20 minutes.

I have a more realistic and pragmatic view of last nights events at the London Stadium though.

Brentford had us right where they wanted us and played us like a fiddle. Thomas Frank would have known that West Ham were under pressure to come out all guns blazing and take the game to his team. And as a result, the Bees sat back, soaked up the pressure and picked us off with ease.

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Lucas Paqueta’s shocking performance summed up where we’re currently at as a team.

The all-round performance lacked any kind of direction and our tactics were the same old tired method of spreading it wide, give it back to Declan Rice, let him switch the play to Vladimir Coufal to hoof it into the box.


Moyes seems to be happy with what he and his players offered up at the London Stadium last night though…

David Moyes makes baffling post-match comments

The Scot addressed the media after our defeat to the Bees last night.

And Moyes responded when asked whether the was pleased with his players, as quoted by Football.London:

We played well tonight, we played really well in the first half and played well in the second half as well. Got sucker punched with a couple of throw-ins in the first half, so we’re disappointed with that and obviously, we played well but just didn’t have enough quality in the final third.

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Moyes went on to say…

I only have praise for the players tonight. nothing else. Their effort, commitment, how they went about their job. how they kept going right to the end, kept going at 2-0 down. A couple of corner kicks later on. For me, it is only praise. Of course, we know where we are failing, in the final third and we have just started to loosen a little bit defensively.

Those were hugely concerning comments from Moyes as far as I’m concerned.

We were completely toothless, and Brentford toyed with us in my opinion. West Ham have to be so much better, if we are going to start climbing our way back up the Premier League table.

The worrying thing from my perspective is that we are so far off the pace yet Moyes seems to think that his side have been really close this season. It’s nowhere near good enough.

David Moyes’ baffling post-match comments last night have only angered me even more. He must realise fast that football is not a sentimental game, and his fine work for a couple of years now means nothing. Leicester City sacked Claudio Ranieri the season after he won the Premier League title remember!

Things have to change at the London Stadium…and fast.

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