Frank Lampard, speaking on Saturday night’s Match of the Day, claimed that West Ham United had ‘gone backwards’ since moving to the London Stadium.
Saturday proved to be a sad day for the Hammers with the unsavoury scenes that occurred during the 3-0 home defeat to Burnley.
It would be fair to say that Lampard is not exactly the most popular figure at West Ham following the manner of his exit in 2001, but the club’s fans, who appear to be losing faith in head coach David Moyes, wholeheartedly agreed with the 39-year-old’s comments surrounding the situation.
Lampard played close to 200 games for West Ham before leaving to join Chelsea in 2001, and it is clear that he was saddened by the events at his former club.
West Ham have dropped to 16th position in the Premier League table, but they do have time to recover from Saturday’s shameful scenes due to the fact that they will not return to the field until March 31 at home to Southampton.
A selection of the reaction to Lampard’s comments can be seen below:
Frank Lampard "I understand the fans feelings in general. They feel like they've lost an identity in moving stadium. Part of that deal in moving was to fight for Europe and invest – The club has a £29m net spend, it's not enough – they've gone backwards." pic.twitter.com/tEdWKw8GRu
— West Hαm Sociαl (@WestHamSocial) March 10, 2018
Fair play to frank, hated by many for being a turncoat but he understands our frustrations
— chris hill (@ChefDaddyPig) March 12, 2018
Fair play frank spot on ⚒⚒⚒
— Gerrard (@Gerald6Gerald) March 12, 2018
Nail on the head there, love him or hate him.
— Mike Obeney a.k.a OB1 (@mike_obeney) March 12, 2018
Frank Gets it! He knows how we feel!
— Charlie H ⚒ (@CharloisPatrice) March 11, 2018
Well said Frank.They sold us the https://t.co/8UJUpPp4a2 was really a nightmare.We moved to line their pockets.They have Asset stripped us to the bare bones.
— Lynne Cannell (@LynneCannell51) March 11, 2018
Class player, class man. Never should have sold him. Should have been a West Ham legend @franklampard
— J. G. Read (@JordanGilRead1) March 11, 2018
Well said Frank. I rued the day you left us ⚒⚒⚒
— not Geoff Hurst (@stevemed) March 11, 2018
Fair play to Frank for saying that
— Dave Enright (@booshmoon2) March 11, 2018