A furious David Moyes labeled West Ham United’s performance in their forgettable 4-1 defeat at Swansea City as “poor,” while hoping that star centerback Winston Reid isn’t out for an extended period of time.
The exasperated Hammers boss was clearly not in the mode for “glass half full” talk in the post match interview, as his team suffered the same scoreline loss for the second straight week on the road. Despite the unavailability list again becoming a problem for the club, with fellow centerbacks James Collins and Angelo Ogbonna out before Reid’s latest scare, Moyes instead focused on the simple mistakes West Ham conceded to Carlos Carvahal’s rising side.
“If you look, it was a simple header at the back post, you hope to head it away,” Moyes opined on his side giving up the second goal to Swansea centerback Mike van der Hoorn. “I thought we should have saved the first one, and we gave away the third goal from a corner kick and the fourth from a penalty kick. It was a poor performance, the worst since I’ve been at West Ham. We have to work to get out of it. We have to do much better and get back to what we were doing six weeks ago.”
“The players have to take a little bit of responsibility to show the levels that they can get to, and get to them as often as they can. Because we’re going to need it between now and the end of the season.”
Moyes confirmed that Reid was back to being alert after his frightening departure in the first half on a stretcher. Still, it would be quite the miracle if he is even fit enough to participate in next Saturday’s latest crucial match, this time against Burnley at home.
“He’s in the dressing room, he’s conscious, he was knocked out. I think we’re more worried about secondary injury to his knee rather than the knock to the head. But it was a big miss to us. He’s an important player for us, so we’re hoping it’s not going to be too bad. “