Foul-mouthed Moyes angered by late goal

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 22nd January 2022

David Moyes was so angered by West Ham's last gasp defeat that he swore when asked to describe his feelings.

Speaking during his post match press conference, in the wake of West Ham's 1-0 defeat which came as a result of Marcus Rashford winning goal from virtually the last kick of the game, the boss couldn't contain his disappointment at the manner of the loss.

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"Yes," he replied when asked if losing in that fashion was "a kick in the teeth". "I am ****ed off with that result, that is for sure."

And Moyes blamed his defence for temporarily losing concentration with the final whistle just seconds away.

"We defended well enough, we just completely switched off. We did not do things that you should learn when you are a young player when trying to see games out. I thought we did not do that well in the last minute.

"We defended well and were organised well defensively today, but we lacked what we've had in recent weeks in our attacking play, which was not at the [highest] level. But, you have to remember the level of the opposition and that we were away from home.

"There were a lot of good things about our performance, but the result is key and that didn’t go for us."

However Moyes refused to pan the decision to allow Rashford's late decision to stand - despite much criticism from elsewhere over the controversial call. "I haven't seen it again, but by all accounts everybody seems to think it is fine so we have to trust VAR to get the decisions right," he said.

That late goal aside, key to a much-improved, overall defensive performance was the return of Kurt Zouma, who impressed alongside the equally excellent Craig Dawson at the heart of West Ham's defence.

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"I am really disappointed with the result but I am pleased with them for long parts of today, defensively, not our attacking play," added the boss.

"Over the [course of the] season the players have done a great job but today was not good enough and we have to make sure that we keep in there, hang in and be around the top teams if we can.

"We certainly have moved up a level or two in the last year or so and I am enjoying it - but that result today is really hard to take."

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