May 26, 2024

James Ward-Prowse in clear dig at David Moyes about approach and believing in his West Ham players

James Ward-Prowse has openly criticized David Moyes for his strategic approach and lack of belief in West Ham’s players. The spotlight has been on Moyes’ tactics this season, understandably drawing criticism from fans who are dissatisfied with the team’s playing style, especially considering the talent available. This dissatisfaction is heightened when comparing West Ham to other Premier League teams like Aston Villa, Newcastle, Brighton, and Spurs.

James Ward-Prowse in clear dig at David Moyes about approach and believing  in his West

Many West Ham supporters believe that the team won’t progress unless Moyes is replaced by a more progressive, modern, and attack-minded manager in the upcoming summer. The discontent reached a point where fans jeered the team off the field after a lackluster performance in a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

Ward-Prowse’s pointed remarks came after a subpar first half against Tottenham, where West Ham had only 28% possession and played defensively. He criticized Moyes for focusing too much on nullifying Spurs rather than capitalizing on West Ham’s talented squad to exploit their opponents.

Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - Premier League

Despite a challenging first half, West Ham mounted a comeback in the second half, securing a memorable victory with goals from Jarrod Bowen and Ward-Prowse himself. After the game, Ward-Prowse spoke out about the manager’s tactics, emphasizing that the team demonstrated its ability to play football when given the opportunity.

He mentioned that the pre-game preparation overly emphasized the opposition’s qualities rather than focusing on West Ham’s strengths as a team.


Ward-Prowse highlighted the resilience and strength of the current squad, indicating that they are moving in the right direction. He urged Moyes to recognize the team’s capabilities and suggested that the players took it upon themselves to showcase their footballing abilities in the second half.

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