By Sam Stone

22nd May, 2022 | 11:00pm

West Ham warning from David Moyes after awful Brighton second half

David Moyes has warned his West Ham side could be challenging at a different part of the table after their horror second half display against Brighton.

The Hammers fell to a 3-1 defeat in Sussex after taking the lead through Michail Antonio’s powerful strike.

Talking in his post-match press conference, Moyes sent a warning to the players and fans.

As quoted by the Athletic’s Roshane Thomas, Moyes said: “They know I’m not happy.

“I don’t care if it’s the first or last game, they have to perform in all the games.”

Moyes added: “I’m not happy with the performance today.

“If we play like that then we’ll be challenging at a different part of the table.”

Take note

The West Ham hierarchy should take note of Moyes’ comments after the Brighton defeat.

We’ve seen in the past teams fall off after having strong seasons.

This West Ham side were tired, overplayed and simply nowhere near the level they’ve been in previous matches.

It is time for the board to back Moyes this summer and provide fill this squad with the quality and depth that it desperately needs.

Failure to do so will see the Hammers fall back into midtable mediocrity and that isn’t acceptable.

After all their work over the past two seasons, it would be a travesty if there was little or no investment this summer.

It is very rare that Moyes comes out and slams his side like this, especially after a long season.

He is clearly frustrated about his side’s failure to make the top six as it was an attainable goal this season.

The fact a completely abject Manchester United side made it into the Europa League instead of the Hammers makes it an even tougher pill to swallow.

In other West Ham news, Martin Samuel has responded to the latest West Ham London Stadium developments dubbing it the “deal of the century”.

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