Glenn Murray shares David Moyes verdict at West Ham United after Carabao Cup defeat v Blackburn
Glenn Murray insists West Ham fans must look at the positives David Moyes has done at the club despite the Hammers’ poor form of late.
Moyes’ side crashed out of the League Cup to Championship high flyers Blackburn Rovers with fans now growing frustrated with the Irons’ start to the season.
Despite the unrest, Murray believes the club have to look at the bigger picture with the pressure now beginning to mount on the West Ham boss.
“I think they’ll be very disappointed, as you say going out to a Championship side, who are doing really well at the moment and in all fairness, they lost in the last minute to Crystal Palace,” said Murray (ITV EFL highlights, 29:20, 9 November).
“You’ve got to take the emotion out of it and looked at the positives and what Moyes has done, but at the minute they will be disappointed at the London Stadium.”
We may not like it, but something is desperately wrong at the London Stadium at the moment and Moyes certainly isn’t helping himself. The Hammers made some really exciting attacking additions in the summer, but the Scot’s eagerness to play defensive football is angering large parts of the fan base.
Last season, it was understandable, with his side brilliant at being the underdog. However, that will only take a team so far and over the summer it seemed as if the board wanted to take the next step to make West Ham a regular in the top six equation. With the Irons teetering on the edge of the relegation zone and now out of the League Cup, things are backfiring quickly.
There’s a chance Moyes may have taken the club as far as he can, with his style of management far better suited to teams who are fighting against the odds and not clubs which have spent over £150million during the summer transfer window.
West Ham have already been linked with Middlesborough winger Isaiah Jones (Football League World, 27 October) and questions do need to be asked if Moyes is the right man to tackle another transfer window for the Hammers.