West Ham United manager David Moyes says his side have “nothing to lose” as they prepare for three difficult fixtures against teams in the Premier League’s top-four, and admitted he might have to switch his tactics around.
David Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic in charge at the London Stadium and has signed a six-month contract until the end of the season.
The Hammers are currently third-from-bottom in the Premier League table and are without a win in their last seven league matches.
Moyes is still search for his first win as West Ham manager after two defeats and on draw. His side were beaten 4-0 by his former club Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday and now find themselves five points adrift of safety in 18th place in the Premier League table.
The Hammers must now turn their attention to Sunday’s clash with unbeaten league leaders Man City, who have won their last seven matches in a row, followed by home matches against champions Chelsea and FA Cup holders Arsenal.
Moyes has urged his side to show more effort and commitment than they did against Everton.
“In our position not many would have us getting much from those fixtures but I don’t agree, we have nothing to lose — there are nine points up for grabs,” Moyes wrote in his column for the Evening Standard.
“I thought we had made progress on that against Leicester but in the first half against Everton the other night, we were far too passive.
“At the moment, because we’re conceding the first goal in matches, we’re not giving ourselves a good enough chance. Going behind means we’re chasing games and while you can expect to do that once or twice, it’s nigh on impossible to do it in every match.
“We will need to be flexible and perhaps change systems sometimes, even more so right now, when we have to try to stop conceding so many goals.”
West Ham have conceded the worst defensive record in the Premier League this season having conceded 30 goals in just 14 games.
In other West Ham news, former Hammers boss Alan Curbishley has delivered his verdict on the appointment of Moyes.