Moyes admits: We’re not ready


David Moyes admits the Hammers are still trying to get up to speed ahead of this weekend’s Premier League opener against Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola’s side are visiting the London Stadium on Sunday in the first game of the season.

The Hammers have endured something of a rocky pre-season, winning just two of their seven games, against Servette and Ipswich.

And Moyes accepts that his players are not really ready for the start of the Premier League campaign, although he insists that the same will be true for City, potentially opening the door to a shock result this weekend.

He told reporters: “I think so. Whatever you say, we are all going to watch the first game of the season tonight, tomorrow, and there is a good chance a lot of the teams won’t be ready. I would have to say we are not ready yet.

“We are still trying to get a rhythm, trying to get our exactly how we are. I think you might find a little bit of the same [with City]. The problem has been the players going away on international duty and only coming back and not having much time. You may well see one or two, I wouldn’t say strange results, but may not be quite as fluent.”

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  • Pessimist says:

    Could you imagine in any other type of work, having been told . there is something important coming up this Sunday ? Having weeks upon weeks to get ready you told your Boss, we are not ready. You would get the Sack. Moyes ought to be sacked for that statement. Sorry to his fans, but that is not good enough. The constant interference and mind changing in transfers has meant that we are not ready. The total unwillingness to play good young Players and blood them in the Premier League. The dogged insistence on sticking to the same squad and old Players. The failure to get our new forward fit enough to play. This cannot be ignored. Moyes has failed our club and himself. Guilty as charged.

  • papabenno says:

    Pessimist, that just about sums you up, great name… FOR YOU…. keep me out of it 🙅‍♂️

  • Budgie says:

    Klopp and Guardiola have made similar comments this week so that’s three sacked!

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