David Moyes, the manager of West Ham United, was “really annoyed” that his team didn’t get going until they were down a goal at Everton on Sunday.
Neal Maupay’s goal in the 53rd minute gave Everton the win and put West Ham in the relegation zone at 18th. It was West Ham’s fifth league loss of the season.
“We didn’t play well. I’ve got to say, I don’t think Everton played well either,” Moyes told reporters.
“Did we deserve to win? No. Did we deserve to lose? Probably.”
West Ham has only one win in seven league games. On Oct. 1, they will host Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are 17th in the league.
West Ham displayed greater energy following Maupay’s goal, with replacement Said Benrahma hitting the crossbar, but Moyes was “very frustrated” that they were unable to lift their level sooner.
“It showed me that they had more to give but really, they stepped up a little bit after that,” Moyes said.
“Obviously, I understand Everton probably got the goal and probably felt that they needed to try and protect it. They made it look as if we were playing a bit better at that period, but I genuinely didn’t think there was an awful lot in the game.”