Aguerd endures David Moyes dressing down

West Ham United‘s nightmare performance against Burnley saw the entire team falter, but defender Nayef Aguerd endured a particularly torrid afternoon, culminating in a public dressing down from manager David Moyes.

Aguerd endures David Moyes dressing down

Aguerd endures David Moyes dressing down

The Hammers’ woes began early at Turf Moor. A lacklustre first-half display saw West Ham concede two goals to a struggling Burnley side, raising serious concerns about the team’s overall form and Moyes’ tactics.

While the second half offered a glimmer of hope with a general improvement in play, Aguerd continued to be a weak link in the West Ham defence.

Weak Tackling: Aguerd’s poorly executed tackle on David Fofana allowed the Burnley attacker to unleash a powerful shot from distance that found the back of the net.

Misplaced Long Balls: Despite clear instructions, Aguerd repeatedly opted for long passes that rarely found their target, hindering West Ham‘s attacking efforts.
Defensive Frailty: He was repeatedly exposed by Burnley’s attackers, often beaten in duels and allowing them opportunities to create chances.
Lax Passing: The turning point for Moyes came when Aguerd’s sluggish and misplaced pass to teammate Edson Alvarez nearly resulted in another Burnley goal.

Cameras captured a furious Moyes delivering a public tongue-lashing to Aguerd. The manager’s anger was palpable as he “read the riot act” to the defender, highlighting the critical mistake and the importance of focus at such a crucial stage in the game.

This wasn’t the first time Moyes had taken Aguerd to task. The manager has consistently warned the Moroccan defender about the need to improve his performance. However, despite being given another chance, Aguerd failed to live up to expectations.

While Aguerd exhibits decent footwork and can deliver an occasional impressive long pass, his overall contributions haven’t justified his hefty £30 million price tag.

More concerning are Aguerd’s weaknesses in strength, reaction time, and decision-making, which are consistently exposed in the Premier League‘s high-tempo environment. This begs the question of whether his style is better suited to a slower, more tactical league like La Liga or Serie A.

Share this article

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon


  • jaybs says:

    Manager Moyes, Poor Communication with Players & Their Positions.

  • jumbojones says:

    Aguard is not suited to the EPL so you have to question who scouted and signed off on the signing. He is way too quick to dive in which often he has zero change of winning the ball. Zouma got him out of a lot of situations last season but now he looks like he’s pulling a tractor behind him it’s exposed Aguard.

    I’m unsure why Moyes hasn’t turned to Ogi more.

  • jumbojones says:


Comments are closed.