RYAN FREDERICKS has revealed how new West Ham manager David Moyes got his message across to the players despite only starting work on Monday.
Moyes, back at the London Stadium to replace Manuel Pellegrini following the Hammers’ alarming slump, had just two days to work with the squad before the New Year’s Day match with fellow strugglers Bournemouth.
The Scot clearly had an immediate impact as the Hammers ran out comprehensive 4-0 winners.
‘He hasn’t had much time with us but what he has said to us has stuck in our minds,’ right-back Fredericks (pictured) said.
‘Everything’s been short and direct.The boss said it’s not about going out and dominating every second of the game. That’s not what football’s about.
‘Unless you’re the top two teams in the world, you need to be solid, not concede goals, and then when you get your chances you need to take them.’