West Ham United Women's expert shares desperate update after Liverpool draw
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West Ham United Women’s expert Michelle Irons has suggested the Hammers have “desperately” missed Kateřina Svitková and Yui Hasegawa during the 2022/23 season.
Paul Konchesky’s side are without a Women’s Super League win since 11 December and have endured a torrid 2023 to date.
The Hammers’ latest disappointment came during a 0-0 draw against Liverpool and Irons has rued the absence of Svitková and Hasegawa, who now play for WSL rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.
“Lisa Evans came into the starting XI to give us a little more width down the flanks and Mel Filis came in straight in the middle which would allow Dagny to push into a more advanced role,” Irons exclusively told West Ham Zone.
“Both teams have a good spine with similar attributes and experience. It’s not a surprise that Liverpool have caught West Ham in the league.
“This very much was like butting heads with both teams huffing and puffing through the midfield and both trying to get the ball down the flanks or find a clever pass through the middle.
“It was an enjoyable game with a large crowd but most of our misfortunes are the same with each game, Vivienne is isolated upfront or pushed onto the wing and Hayashi is not creative enough.
“This season we have desperately missed Svitkova and Hasegawa. Our main goal threat is from Dagny who has the height advantage which is a real positive but in my opinion, we need to utilise Snerle and Atkinson more. The fixture was a predictable 0-0.”