Moyes explains why Kudus can’t get a start


Moyes explains why Kudus can’t get a start

David Moyes is resisting temptation and has explained why Kudus can’t get a start for the club.

Moyes explains why Kudus can’t get a start

The West Ham United manager – having made it clear the player had been very close to starting against Aston Villa – has now gone even further and admitted that he has been tempted to do so in every game this season.

The Ghana international looked business at times against Villa but will clearly need a run of games to reach his best at Premier League level.

Moyes keeping Kudus very much in mind

Having scored three goals already this season he is a hugely exciting prospect but Moyes is restraining himself from plunging him in too quickly.

He puts that down to balance – without fully explaining what he mans by that – but it’s that which is keeping the former Ajax man from finding himself in the starting line-up.

Kudus may get chance against Everton

He may be tempted to give him his start against Everton as with Michail Antonio currently looking out of form he could promote Jarrod Bowen into leading the attack

As quoted by the Mail, Moyes  said: “I am tempted to start Kudus in every game, but I have to be fair and say the team played quite well and in most games played well. Obviously we have a balance and are trying to get that right as well.

“There have been times where our balance has been very good and got us some good results but now and again it can sometimes cause you problems as well.

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  • SelsdonHammer says:

    It seems to me that Moyes fields the same team regardless of form, tiredness or the likely set-up of the opposition. Antonio has been woeful in recent matches but will Moyes play Kudus who scored a European hat-trick for Ajax prior to joining us? No chance. We are nearly a quarter of the way through the season and he is still yet to make his full debut. Zouma can barely break into a trot and Aguerd always has a mistake in him but can Mavropanos who has been immense for Greece get a game? Again, no. Villa overload their midfield every game but did Moyes tweak the team formation to counter this? No, so were overrun. Steidten has made some excellent signings and we are in better shape as a squad than last season but I still feel that Moyes is still tactically poor and unable to assimilate either new signings or Academy players into the squad. Like Antonio I feel he has reached his sell-by date.

  • Willtell says:

    Probably because the manager is too fixated on playing Soucek in fond memory of Fellaini. That and putting our best number 10 for years on left wing when he’s not a left winger. It’s the position that is the graveyard for central midfield players like Fornals, Benrahma and Vlassic. All of whom came as central midfield attackers! Moyes inadequacies and inability to see errors in his thinking are the problem together with not having clear tactical ideas to knit a team together.

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