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Moyes keeps pressure on Marko

David Moyes flatly refuses to give it large about Marko Arnautovic and makes it clear he still has a way to go as far as he’s concerned.

The record signing returned to the Hammers side against Watford and immediately sparked a terrific performance from the team – particularly in the first half.

But the manager insists he wants more declaring: “He’s not getting any praise, that’s for sure!. He’s getting told he has got to keep at it and he’s getting pushed all the way! We’re telling him he is doing well for us, but he’s not getting off the hook. I think he’s got a bit to go.

“He’s only trained three days this week, to be fair, and you can see the difference he makes to us going forward. He’s got power, pace and quality on the ball and he’s doing a really good job.

I told him he should have scored more goals, but he should also have had a penalty kick for a foul on him in the first half.

“Was it a risk? I didn’t feel it was a risk because he gives me all the right vibes. It was about what condition he was in physically and if you have him in the right frame of mind, he’s very difficult to play against. He did well. He is a real threat.

“When he came in with that new hairdo on Thursday I didn’t want to say it looked bad, so I told him ‘I think that looks great Marko’ and he went away happy. I thought it was a purple rinse he had put in there!”

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3 comments on “Moyes keeps pressure on Marko

  1. So what has all that patronising flannel got to do with ‘best practice’ 21st century coaching?

    Before offering a critique of Mr Moyes’ reported drivel about Arnautovic, let’s be decent and fair. Mr Moyes and his coaching team seem to have’ stopped the rot’. We probably need 9 more points for safety given the mediocrity and inconsistency among the ‘survivalists’ of the PL this season. The promising news is that Mr Moyes brand of minimalism – low percentage of possession, score on the counter – coupled with organization, discipline and a better-than-Bilic grip of the players should be enough to secure safety. For this I’m grateful to Mr Moyes and his motley coaching crew. It’s so much better than where we have been, and this despite the distraction of the unprofessional behaviour of those responsible for the Club’s leadership.

    seriously though, is this the way to achieve Arnautovic’s commitment as enter a crucial dozen of games? A player who has asked, publicly, why he is not liked?

    Arnie is a player renowned for drifting out of a game and lacking a work rate. At the same time he has pace, strength and fantastic balance and technique. In short, he is sheer class. About as rare as rocking horse ****e.

    Like him? On this showing and form, this swagger and arrogance, I love the bloke. Mr Moyes needs to tell Arnautovic how crucial his skills set is to the team. Blue rinse…what a plonker.

  2. You have totally missed the point

  3. Just the usual anti Moyes diatribe.

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