It would be no exaggeration to say that West Ham United’s clash with Southampton on March 31 is one of the biggest matches in the club’s recent history.
The Hammers will enter the Southampton fixture just one spot outside of the Premier League relegation zone.
It will be the first time that the team has played since the unsavoury scenes during the 3-0 defeat to Burnley earlier this month, and the team has since been away in the United States for some warm-weather training.
A number of the West Ham fans have not been pleased to see the players out in America whilst the supporters struggle to come to terms with what is happening at their club.
Head coach David Moyes has insisted that the break will benefit the squad as they battle to stay in the Premier League in the final weeks of the campaign.
The West Ham fans, however, are not convinced, and have reacted extremely negatively to comments from Moyes following the trip to Florida.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
“The good thing was that we pulled together and we’ve talked about how we’re going to come back stronger and be much better.”https://t.co/ExYkn2Dtq9
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 21, 2018
Talk is cheap! Wins are paramount! #COYI
— Peter Jackson (@APejacks) March 21, 2018
When we lose to Southampton I don’t even wanna be here. Big, big trouble.
— Sam Thomas Nicola (@st90nicola) March 21, 2018
Ok what ever !
Less talk and show some passion on the pitch.I think all players these days should be on a basic salary and everything extra is bonus related. Eg goals scored,saved,defended & completed passes. Then we shall watch them all (not just 1 or 2) play as if they care!
— Rob Hoad (@329hoady) March 21, 2018
Shame you don’t get points for chatting pointless rubbish – we’d defo be in a Champion’s League place…
— West Ham Rambles (@WestHamRambles) March 21, 2018
Well if you've all "talked about it" then that's fine then
— Dipesh Joshi (@dippy_rascal) March 21, 2018
Talk is https://t.co/DCaFahp6U8 have to do it on the pitch.
— Lynne Cannell (@LynneCannell51) March 21, 2018
Long way to go for a chat. Such a hard life yous have
— Rory Cunningham (@TopScud) March 21, 2018
Same old rubbish same old talk heard it before again and again it doesn't mean anything you lot had to go to America to come together lazing around on a beach doing very little
— lee bono (@LeeLbono) March 21, 2018