David Moyes bemoaned a huge opportunity missed as West Ham could only galvanise a point against struggling Burnley at London Stadium.
It was frustrating afternoon as our Hammers again failed to capitalise on other results in the pursuit of a top 6 finish, and Moyes stressed that we only have ourselves to blame.
”I think that was a game where we missed an opportunity,” said the boss. “Today we had an opportunity to challenge the teams closer to the top and we’ve given that up today by the result.
“But there were a lot of things in the game that altered it. We started the game quite well and there was a terrible injury to Ashley Westwood which obviously derailed the speed of the game for a while and we lost a wee bit of concentration during that period.
“That’s our fault and nobody else’s fault, so that was it.
“I think the players worked really hard to get the equaliser and were pushing really hard to get the second goal but we just lacked the word I use quite often – quality – and we just didn’t have it today.”
Moyes acknowledged that the chances were there to win the game, but we were not clinical enough and this must change in the final matches of the season.
“We should have killed the game off,” added the boss.
“Even the couple near the end, we had great chances to seal it. Maybe you’d say we had a bit of ill-fortune, but we needed a win today and it’s disappointing we didn’t get it.
“We need Michail Antonio’s goals because if you’re going to challenge and you want to be at the top, you need to take your opportunities when you make them. Today, we didn’t take our opportunities.
“We had a great chance and we’ve not taken it. Today was a great opportunity for us and we’ve let that go.
“I’m gutted with that and I’ve not got a great deal to say about it.”