David Moyes was furious with his side’s defending after West Ham lost 3-1 to Tottenham Hotspur yesterday.
The Hammers players were lethargic during the first 30 minutes of the game against Spurs but we were still well in the match entering the final 10 minutes or so.
With the scoreline at 2-1, West Ham continued to knock on the door but we just could break the Tottenham defence down.
Spurs put the game beyond our reach in the 88th minute when Heung-min Son scored after being played through by a Harry Kane flick-on.
It was far too easy for Tottenham. Hugo Lloris punted the ball up the pitch, Kane got to the header first and Son latched onto the ball before burying it in the West Ham net.
David Moyes furious with West Ham defending after Tottenham defeat
In fairness, we didn’t really expect much yesterday considering how much the Hammers players put in against Sevilla at the London Stadium on Thursday night.
Having said that, it was still incredibly frustrating to lose to Tottenham. It’s a game that every West Ham fan always wants to win.
Moyes addressed the media after the match and shared his disappointment at the incredibly weak goal that his team conceded in the dying minutes of the match, as quoted by Football.London:
“Incredibly disappointed if you were a U11 coach you would be disappointed.”
Moyes is right – the defending was appalling for Tottenham’s third and final goal.
It wasn’t great for their first two either and Moyes must find a way whereby his team can replicate their defensive display against Sevilla in every match between now and the end of the season.
West Ham are still well in the race for the top six. We need to bounce back against Everton after the international break with three points.
And we have a Europa League quarter-final with Lyon to look forward to of course. There’s still plenty to play for this season. West Ham quite simply must defend better than we did yesterday though, if we are to achieve any kind of success this season.