‘We didn’t know what to do with ball’ – West Ham midfielder delivers Gent verdict

Flynn Downes has admitted that West Ham United did not deliver their best performance against KAA Gent on Thursday and that the team lacked direction when they had possession of the ball, as relays the IF.

Despite their struggles this season, the Hammers have maintained an unbeaten run in the Europa Conference League, and they managed to secure a 1-1 draw against Gent in the away quarter-final first leg match, with Danny Ings scoring in the first half.

According to Flynn Downes, West Ham’s performance against KAA Gent on Thursday was not up to their usual standard. The 24-year-old midfielder acknowledged that the Belgian side played well, but also admitted that the Hammers were indecisive when they had possession of the ball. He emphasized the need for the team to work on several issues before their next game against Gent at home. Despite this, Downes also pointed out the positives of not losing, especially when playing away from home.

“They’re a good team that play good football, as we saw tonight but, like I said, we didn’t play our best but we got a draw so we’ll take it back to London Stadium.

“I think they set up really well, to be fair to them. They were very aggressive and when they got the ball, they kept it. We didn’t, it’s as simple as that really. We got the ball and we didn’t know what to do with it, which isn’t ideal, but we go back to the drawing board, go back home now and get back to work and look forward to next week.”