David Moyes has once again called out the performance of Said Benrahma, despite the Algerian international producing a stunning strike for West Ham at the weekend.
The Hammers winger delivered a moment of magic in an otherwise disappointing afternoon for our Hammers this season, in what was a lacklustre display in the 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace to once again heap the pressure on Moyes.
The boss was understandably frustrated with his sides performance, especially when many were rested from the European midweek victory in Romania, with a spirit displayed by our Academy stars last Thursday very much lacking in the Premier League.
Fans did not hold back their disappointment at full time following the bad performance and result on Sunday, however it was in the 64th minute of play when tempers from the stands were felt after Moyes decided to replace Said Benrahma with Manuel Lanzini.
Benrahma, arguable one of the best and most threatening on the pitch up until that moment, was again singled out as a player to hook off to try and change the proceedings of the game. However the vast majority of fans did not agree with the decision from Moyes.
Moyes, talking to the media after the loss tried to explain the situation, highlighting that Benrahma was in fact carrying an injury.
“Said is badly strapped up on his knee and was touch and go for the game,” said Moyes as reported by Football London. “Overall, we made the choice and I actually thought we got slightly better in that period.”
In what was yet another public criticism of Benrahma, Moyes stated that despite the goal, the Algerian didn’t off a lot more that aside.
“He scored a good goal,” confessed the boss. “But I’m not sure he had a big impact after that.”