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Hammers savaged for “lack of effort and bad attitude”

Alan Shearer has mullered the West Ham performance against Manchester City accusing them of showing ” a lack of effort” and a “bad attitude.”

The former England star turned outspoken Match of the Day pundit refused to lay any blame at David Moyes’ door for a defeat which has plunged right back into the relegation battle and took no prisoners in his summary of their performances..

He snapped after the game: “David Moyes will have tried to set them up to be hard to beat. Now in the last five games they have conceded four today, four against Arsenal, three against Burnley, four against Swansea and four against Liverpool.

“You can’t tell me David said ‘ let’s be hard to beat’ to see them walking around. When you play the better teams you have to work harder and not show a lack of effort and bad attitude.┬áIt’s not acceptable from any team, let alone a team that is fighting relegation.”

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3 comments on “Hammers savaged for “lack of effort and bad attitude”

  1. What a load of rubbish.
    Any manager who puts out a formation with 3 defenders against the might of Man City, without starting with Chicharito, Masuaku, and Mario should be court-martialed and sent to the Tower of London.
    Sack Moyes, and promote the U-23’s under the care-taker management of Terry Westley-at least we would see some guts and decent attacking football-the West Ham Way!

  2. I have a lot of time for alan shearer.With him you always get an honest opinion on games and he is not wrong here.
    Straight from the kick off we looked like we were only interested in one thing and that was trying to keep the score down.
    Don’t get me wrong citeh are a brilliant team but for the last ten minutes in the first half i didn’t see a great deal of enthusiasm and effort apart from arnie and zabaleta and why evra was playing instead of masuaka god knows.
    We are a poor side and whatever happens at the end of the season we need some big changes.

  3. What the hell were we supposed to do? If we had gone with a more attacking formation Citeh would have won 8-2.
    I can’t understand why players like Shearer, who had brilliant careers, criticize players and managers when it was obvious West Ham did all they could. I will not read Shearers drivel in future.

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