David Moyes has blasted his West Ham attackers for a ‘really poor’ performance in their 3-2 defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day.

The Hammers came from behind twice but still managed to lose the game at the London Stadium as Jan Bednarek’s header proved the difference between the two sides.

Substitute Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma both got on the scoresheet for West Ham, as Moyes made two half-time changes to try and turn the game around.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, via Football.London, Moyes admitted that he felt his attackers were ‘really poor’ and if he could have taken them all off he would have.

“I thought we were really poor,” he said. “I thought we didn’t have enough energy but I thought that when we did get the ball and we gave it away really cheaply really quickly, it didn’t allow us to sort of build any momentum or any feeling that we were getting a bit of control of the game.

“So I felt as if I was going to do it, I might as well do it. To be honest, I could have changed four or five at half-time.

“It was a difficult choice, the only reason I did not change three was my worry that because of the games in quick succession I may have had an injury or another reason to take someone off during the game or I would have changed all three at half-time.”

Rut

This is a rut for the ages at the London Stadium and David Moyes really needs to get it sorted ASAP.

The Hammers have now won just once in eight games and lost four of their last five games in all competitions.

Since suffering from defensive injury problems, Moyes has struggled to keep his team as solid as usual and it’s costing them points in a bad way.

They’ve now slipped to sixth place in the league, with Spurs and Manchester United having games in hand on them too.

It’s a problem that they need to fix, or they risk falling further behind in the race for European places once again. They’ve had an excellent 18 months of form but this is the first time in that period where they’ve consistently struggled for results.

Antonio’s goal will be a positive going forward, so if he can get back to form that will go a long way towards helping the Irons get back to winning ways. Now he needs the rest of the attackers to follow suit too.

In other West Ham news, David Moyes eyeing sensational reunion with attacking player.

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