LONDON — Some time ago David Moyes became the target of many public jokes world football. Memes go back and forth in the world of social media. That’s because the coach failed to show his best contribution.
Manchester United (MU), Real Sociedad, and Sunderland are evidence of the ruthlessness of football lovers in justifying a coach, David Moyes in his role as a tactical poor concocting interpreter.
However, everything is the opposite. Kiwari, Moyes returned to his best performance which managed to bring West Ham United skyrocketed to the top three of the 2021/2022 Premier League standings .
In fact, he polished the ‘antique’ club West Ham from a candidate for relegation team to become one of the English teams who managed to play interesting football this season.
Allenatore from Scotland proved his quality when the Hammers, West Ham broke Liverpool’s unbeaten trend in the 11th week of the Premier League with a score of 3-2 last weekend.
Declan Rice’s success in defeating Liverpool illustrates the spirit of the team from the English capital. West Ham seems to refuse to bow to the Reds’ reputation under Jurgen Klopp.
Meanwhile, it should be noted, the might of the Hammers not only when knocking down Liverpool. Previously, they managed to hurt two teams from the city of Manchester.
Moyes’ honeymoon with West Ham was also felt when they appeared in the European arena. They currently lead Europa League Group H with three wins and a draw from the last four games.
A place in the knockout stages has been guaranteed, but West Ham’s next two games will determine whether they will qualify directly for the last 16 or they will have to battle it out through the preliminary round.
Practically West Ham is not a team that should be underestimated by the opponent. The East London team is a serious threat and they could repeat the Cinderella story that Leicester City carved in the 2015/2016 season.
Moyes actually managed to build a new force at West Ham since last season. Due to his consistency last season, besides that the coach who was praised by Alex Ferguson also managed to get the best out of their players.
Meanwhile, Moyes’ other genius is that he remains steady with the scheme and his game philosophy which relies on defensive discipline and quick counter-attacks. Things that Ferguson might like by the figure of Moyes.
The 2015/2016 Premier League season marked the last time a league title was won by the ‘Big Six’, a group usually consisting of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
That season saw Leicester City defy the odds and be crowned champions having narrowly escaped relegation the previous season.
However, Moyes is reluctant to brag and is satisfied with a positive record at the start of the campaign this season. He chose to stay focused and asked his players to be humble by always respecting every opponent they would face.
“I want to really live positive values all the time. We have ambitions to go as far as possible and get into the Champions League, because we can. But at the moment we are not getting carried away, and choosing to focus,” Moyes told BBC Sports quoted by Football Tribe. , Thursday (11/11).
Moyes seems realistic considering there are no results achieved by West Ham at this time. Because, the journey of the 2021/2022 season is still long and anything can still happen. However, one key that the 58-year-old coach wants to maintain is to maintain concentration and focus on every game per week.