West Ham ‘not very good’ in defeat v Everton – David Moyes
David Moyes has conceded that West Ham United were “not very good” in the 1-0 defeat against Everton on matchday seven in the Premier League.
The Hammers suffered their fifth defeat in the 2022-23 league campaign, courtesy of a 53rd-minute strike from Everton’s new signing Neal Maupay.
Talking after the match to Sky Sports, Moyes stated that experienced players let him down with “poor” performances in the match.
“[We were] not very good,” he said. “We picked a bit after they scored but overall, not very good. Not to forget we are still in the process of finding out about new players.
“But today it was mostly about the players I know who let me down at different times with the poor play overall.”
That result made West Ham’s start to the season even worse as they will go into the international break in the drop zone, currently placed in the 18th position with just four points.
It is now the Hammers’ poorest start in the Premier League era which shows that things are getting a little tricky for Moyes as well as a few more poor results might put his own job at risk despite helping the side finish in the seventh position last season.
For this defeat, a lot of blame will be given to Moyes himself as the team he selected never looked like competing against an Everton side who were hungrier and were clearly up for the task much more than the visiting team.
In the second half, when the former Manchester United manager made some notable changes, it made the Irons look much stronger and they came close to equalising on more than one occasion.
However, it was just too little, too late for the London-based club who are now facing an uphill task of repeating the heroics of the previous campaign.