David Moyes claimed some “big players with big reputations” are letting West Ham down after the 2-0 loss at Watford.
Goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison condemned the Hammers to defeat in Moyes’ first game in charge to illustrate the magnitude of the task in hand.
Andy Carroll was jeered by the away supporters, who were clearly not amused by his comments following the recent thrashing by Liverpool where he criticised them for leaving early. The excuses have started early.
Meanwhile, Cheikhou Kouyate and record signing Marko Arnautovic missed gilt-edged opportunities to drag West Ham back into the game.
And Moyes said: “I always thought this was a big job. Some big players with big reputations disappointed me a lot.
“I thought they would show me more. They need to show me why they have got that reputation.
“I don’t enjoy the performance and I expected us to do better. We tried to stay in the game and give ourselves a chance – and we probably did – but overall it was not good enough.”