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Moyes rues self inflicted problems

David Moyes refused to be unduly downbeat after the Liverpool defeat but believes the team shot itself in the foot.

Speaking to the official site he said: “It was a tough day, but we played a good team in form, but we’ve done quite well against the top teams since I’ve been at the Club and I thought for periods today we also did quite well

“Especially in the first half, we created some chances and I thought we played with bits of composure, albeit Liverpool were creating opportunities and with the players they have got at their disposal, they’re always going to do that.

“Our goal gave us a chance of getting back in the game. We always thought we had a chance of scoring, but the thing was to keep their front players quiet.

“We did a good job of that at times, but most of our goals we conceded were self-inflicted, which hasn’t been the case for us this season, or certainly in the last six weeks, when we’ve been really organised and not made individual mistakes.

“We gave the ball away, got caught on the ball and when you do that, Liverpool will punish you.”

“With a little bit more courage in the first half, I thought we could have gone in front if we could have taken the opportunities, or could have taken control of the ball a bit longer and kept possession. There were good things about it, but ultimately we’re playing against a team in really good form at the moment.”


He added: “Every game is going to change the dynamics of the table. We’re in a relatively good league position, but not in a relatively good position points-wise, because everybody is so closely bunched.

“It was important that we didn’t lose by an even heavier margin, because goal difference could be important come the end of the season.”


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6 comments on “Moyes rues self inflicted problems

  1. He’s not talking about cresswell and Mario is he lol!
    The boy Mario is nowhere near a 40 million pound player, clopp paid that for salah ! He has ability but he’s weak and easily pushed off the ball and defensively non existent and is notably off premiership pace !
    I’ve never rated cresswell as some do ? He’s never a centre half and defending isn’t his game !
    His passing has been off piste for a while now !
    No point going on about the aging players is there ! Moyes needs to get us safe with what we’ve got and have a clearout in the summer , if sully gives him the money that is !

    • Fair summary of current situation.

    • Oi Laz; you bit my head of 4 days ago for saying what your saying now. Mario is not up to it and he needs to improve to prove himself worthy of buying.

      • No I didnt that was 32 😂 he’s got talent but not a defensive force is he !
        Its been obvious from day one but as the Italian write up said about him ! Good luck ??
        They don’t rate him at all ?

  2. Mr Moyes is the Club’s coaching strategist, the self-proclaiming ‘I could do it anywhere (club)…coach, whose astute analysis is summed up in the words the team shot themselves in the foot. As that is the very best the Iron’s owners and board can do for a football strategist, God help the club.

    If this dull-witted coach saves us from the drop, and I earnestly believe he will fail in this endeavour, I’ll post an apology, a note of gratitude and a generous farewell: ‘thank you and now your post-Sunderland come back is secured, the exit’s dead ahead’.

    With Mr Moyes at the helm we are headed for Port Championship. It’s tragic. COYI

  3. Suppose you could do better?

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