David Moyes admits he felt let down by his West Ham United players after their horror start to the season continued.
The Hammers head into the international break in the relegation zone after Neal Maupay’s strike for Everton handed them their fifth defeat in seven Premier League games. The West Ham boss said: “We had a game on Thursday night, so you have to take that into consideration as well, and we are trying to put new players in, get the best out of them and find out a bit about them.
“But today I found out little bits, mainly about the players I already knew about. They were the players in the main who let me down today with play overall.
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"The players who played last year are down on their level as well. We have got a good enough team but we need to start showing it, that's for sure."
West Ham have brought in eight new signings this summer at a cost of around £140m. But Moyes admits he spotted they needed to strengthen last February which adds to the worrying stat they’ve lost 11 of their last 18 league games stretching back into the previous campaign.
He said: “I recognised back in February time that we weren’t quite as strong. We chose not to bring anyone in back in January and I could see it.
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“I’m the one who takes the responsibility and I’ve got to get those players back at that level quickly and hopefully we will do that.”
Maupay’s second-half strike secured Everton’s first win of the season and also ended a goalless run for the Toffees’ £15m summer signing which stretches back to February. The former Brighton forward said: “I wouldn’t say I feel under pressure [to score].
“I know my job I have to score. That’s why they brought me in. I’m here to help. I trust my team-mates to put me in the right position to score."
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