West Ham Mid Season Review 2020/2021
The Irons have quietly gone about their business this season, losing just 6 of 22 leagues games at the time of this review. Many forget how strong a manager David Moyes was at Everton, after being unable to live up to expectations at Manchester United. A near impossible job for the Scot. Having to replace one of the greatest ever, in Sir Alex Ferguson. However, this season is serving as a reminder to those doubters, that he is a top coach in his own right.
Ideally, they would like more depth. Mark Noble is the only alternative in the middle of the park, so they’ll desperately be trying to avoid injuries there.
They aren’t struggling offensively, but an out-and-out Striker would be welcomed. Rumoured transfer target Oliver Giroud would’ve fitted perfectly. An out ball at all times and amazing link up play, Giroud would have been a great acquisition. A missed opportunity, surely?
Sebastian Haller left London for Ajax this month. The club seemingly cutting their losses on the big Frenchman. A little surprisingly, considering they are now left without a recognised Centre Forward. They did instead bring in an attacking option. Jesse Lingard has joined from Manchester United in a deal that should be applauded. More so, after an incredible debut for the England international where he netted twice.
Managing to finish in the top 6 is a big ask. Unfortunately, I think they may slip a few places and finish around 8th, but they’ll give everyone a real fight. If the opposition aren’t performing to their best, they won’t get the win against this resilient side.