David Moyes will be “delighted” his only concern at West Ham is the number of goals conceded, according to Alex McLeish.
The former Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Irons boss would be more worried if his side had not picked up seven points from their last four games.
Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United means the Hammers have conceded 10 goals in their last four games.
Asked about his side’s defensive record, McLeish told Sky Sports [April 17, 14:45]: “You’re right, it’s not good but I think today’s (goals) were different. Today’s were more about individual mistakes.”
West Ham had drawn 3-3 against Arsenal and beaten both Leicester and Wolves 3-2 before losing to the Magpies.
McLeish admitted the number of goals against would be a concern for Moyes.
However, he suggested it was the only real worry for his fellow countryman.
Asked if Moyes would be worried by the amount of goals conceded, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s not a bad problem to have if you’re winning every game.
“They’ve been dragged back. Twice winning 3-2 and then the 3-3 with Arsenal after being 3-0 up in all three games. They must love that number three.
“It wasn’t going to happen forever. The main thing is you win. Yes, you don’t want to have be trying to hold on at the end when the other team are only within a goal.
“Moyes is a terrific analyst as well. He’ll have his guys looking and saying: ‘What are we doing here? Why is this happening?’
“Sometimes you think when somebody gets to three then the game is over but it’s never over.
“It only takes a second to score a goal and the other team’s back in it. He will be delighted that’s his only concern.”