Martin Tyler lifts the lid on the real cause of West Ham’s suffering

Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler He lifts the lid on the real reason why West Ham is struggling and going against it all David Moyes represent.

When Moyes took charge of West Ham in early 2020, the Hammers were in the relegation zone facing a battle for survival.

The journey the Scottish Hammers have taken since then has been unforgettable, dragging East Londoners from being relegation contenders to a truly European team.

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And it all started – as mentioned by several West Ham players including Declan Rice and Mark Noble – with a very simple message.

‘If you don’t run, you don’t play’ that was the motto from Moyes to the West Ham players as they were sleeping, quite literally, towards disaster.

In his first West Ham encounter upon his return to the club, Moyes indicated that they were third for all crucial running stats including sprints and distance traveled.

That will change dramatically, and with it West Ham’s fortunes, too.

Fast forward to today, though, and the Hammers once again found themselves in the relegation zone with questions – for the first time – being asked about Moyes’ job.

And again, it’s the Hammers’ running stats that tell a deeply troubling and familiar complacency story.

Martin Tyler has lifted the lid on the real reason why West Ham are suffering and he goes against everything Moyes stands for.

Speaking during West Ham’s dismal 1-0 defeat to Everton, Tyler revealed Moyes’ side have lost their luster when it comes to implementing the tough coaching fundamentals.

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“West Ham’s stats haven’t been particularly good this season in terms of sprints,” Tyler said. Sky Sports.

“They’re 19th out of 20 teams, 18th in terms of possession, and they have the oldest average age – which might have something to do with that.”

Most West Ham fans suspected that was the case.

But it is actually very disturbing. Especially it goes against the basic principles of the manager.

If Moyes doesn’t fix it soon, West Ham will find themselves in the same situation at Christmas as when they received this call back.

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