West Ham boss Moyes 'embarrassed' by Frankfurt controversy - Whelan

By Noel Whelan

7th May, 2022 | 2:30pm

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Noel Whelan has insisted West Ham manager David Moyes will be “embarrassed” by his behaviour after being sent off against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the 59-year-old “lost his composure” after kicking a ball at a ball boy on Thursday night.

In footage relayed by BT Sport (5 May), Moyes can be seen angrily volleying a ball back at a ball boy in the final 15 minutes of the 1-0 defeat.

Jesus Gil Manzano, who also dismissed Aaron Cresswell, sent the manager off for the incident.

Whelan insisted Moyes made a “mistake” and that he will seriously “regret” his actions.

Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “He lost his composure. A very frustrating night, I think that all boiled up inside of him. That reaction was something that he’ll be embarrassed about, for sure, and will regret.

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“But at the same time, when you’re losing a game of football, it’s frustrating and you lose that composure. We’ve seen it with players. It’s no different with managers, that passion is still there.

“Sometimes it can override your natural thinking. I think that’s what happened. It was a mistake and I think he tried to sugarcoat it by being a little bit jovial afterwards saying it was a perfect volley, he set it up for me.

“At the same time, I think his actions will embarrass him. We don’t normally see that from David Moyes at all. I think that frustration was just too much for him in that particular moment.

“With the ball boy dropping it short, with the sending off, with them losing the game, probably the frustration that he couldn’t see any way back into it.

“That emotion took over, unfortunately.”

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