Opinion: Moyes completely contradicts himself with baffling Benrahma comments

David Moyes’ comments on West Ham United player Said Benrahma have been contradictory. The team lost 4-0 against Brighton with no player deserving credit for their performance.

At half-time, Moyes made a substitution by taking Benrahma off, which seemed absurd since he was not only struggling player. It was surprising that Moyes chose to substitute Benrahma instead of Bowen, who was also playing poorly. Moyes appears to have a lack of appreciation for Benrahma.

Interestingly, Benrahma is the joint top scorer for the team alongside Jarrod Bowen, with seven goals in all competitions this season according to Transfermarkt.

Moyes explained his half-time decision, as quoted by Football.London:

“I thought they were causing us problems down the right with Solly March and Veltman and I didn’t think we were getting any creative stuff. But I could have said that about a lot of them. I’ve got to make the decision of what I think at the time. Pablo Fornals has played quite well for us, does a good job for us. I thought he might have helped out a bit more in a defensive situation and Pablo’s someone who can come up with a goal. We turned the ball over more in the first-half than I think we’ve done all season. Our passing and control was really poor.”