West Ham: David Moyes told to change ‘boring’ tactics – ‘Capable of more’

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Written By Maya Cantina

David Moyes must switch up his “boring” tactics at West Ham as his squad are capable of a better style of play.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, former Hammers and Celtic striker Frank McAvennie bashed the Scotsman’s counter-attacking tactics but admitted it does suit European clashes.

The Irons have had a steady opening to the season and sit ninth in the Premier League and just a few points away from the European spaces – but fans’ frustrations have continued to seep through.

While their 2-1 win against Tottenham in midweek (7 December) was perhaps the highlight of their season so far, it was wedged in between a lacklustre performance against a struggling Crystal Palace and a 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Fulham.

With talented stars like Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen, McAvennie expects more from his former side.

“West Ham’s players are too good to just be a counter-attacking team,” he told Football Insider.

“Last season and the season before, they didn’t have better players so you had to play that way.

“But this team can keep the ball, go and play and go on adventures and I’d just love to see them do that. They’re capable of more, especially with players like these two, Kudus and Bowen.

“The way David Moyes plays in Europe is good. Counter-attacking works well there, but not in the Premier League, it’s boring.

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“I understand when they’re playing Man City and Liverpool, the top teams, but not against teams like Crystal Palace.”

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