David Moyes has revealed his initial reaction when Arsenal took a 2-0 lead in their recent match, reports the HammerNews.
The Gunners were in complete control of the game from the start at the London Stadium, and like the supporters, Moyes appeared to be concerned about the outcome. Arsenal scored two goals in the opening 10 minutes of the match through Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard and outclassed the Hammers in every aspect of the game.
The London Stadium was initially stunned into silence and there was a risk of the atmosphere turning sour. However, the game took a dramatic turn when the West Ham players showed determination, fought back, and tried to take control of the game against Arsenal.
West Ham manager David Moyes was also feeling the same way, as he candidly admitted to reporters after the match. According to Football.London, Moyes acknowledged where his thoughts were when they went 2-0 down:
“When we went 2-0 down, I have to say I thought ‘my goodness.’ It wasn’t a great start, but I actually didn’t think we started that bad. I think when you ever go 2-0 down to a team who is leading the league, you are saying ‘my goodness, this could go against us.’
I think there was one or two tight moments but as I said, I thought we had threatened enough. I thought at 2-0, we hadn’t deserved to be 2-0 down but Arsenal had played so well and made it look like they were incredibly slick, which they are and they sort of made it look really easy.
I think people were accepting, by the way, such good football. I don’t think they were saying West Ham were so bad in their defensive organisation, I think they were nearly saying it was the slickness and the good play of Arsenal.”