The performance from West Ham United during their 2-0 loss against Manchester City was seriously underwhelming, and things won’t get any easier for David Moyes’ men.
They had just 22.7% of the game’s overall possession, with Moyes admitting that his game plan was to make things difficult for the reigning champions, rather than looking to go out and win.
He was quoted by The Athletic as saying: “I think we were really well-organised defensively, with good organisation. The structure we set up was to make it difficult for Man City.
The mindnumbing nature of West Ham’s performance has led to a conversation about whether they should be more adventurous against Liverpool, which ExWHUemployee made a poll about.
Jack Collison, who played 121 times for the club, scoring 14 goals and assisting a further 10, has had his say on the matter, claiming that Moyes should set his team out to attack more than they did at the Etihad.
It’s a free hit… know one expects us to win… Go & Have some fun with it
— Jack Collison (@jackcollison) February 21, 2020
There will be minimal expectations on West Ham’s shoulders, something he feels should inspire them to go out and “have some fun with it”.
Regardless of Collison’s advice, the Hammers simply have to improve with their tough run of fixtures in mind. Perhaps a lack of expectation could prove beneficial.