West Ham news: Pundit 'frustrated' as David Moyes sheds light on Gianluca Scamacca
Kevin Campbell has called for West Ham manager David Moyes to play both Gianluca Scamacca and Michail Antonio together.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker is “frustrated” by the reluctance of Moyes, 59, to play the strikers at the same time.
Scamacca was hauled off at half-time in West Ham’s 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday (6 November).
Antonio was brought on in place of the summer signing for the seventh time in the Premier League this season.
As quoted by Football.London (6 November), David Moyes said Scamacca was withdrawn at the interval as he “did not offer enough”.
When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on the decision to substitute Scamacca at the midway point in the game, Campbell said: “Scamacca needs time to adapt to the Premier League.
“No disrespect to Serie A but it is not as physically demanding as playing in England. Scamacca has only been here for a few months. He has to be allowed time to adapt.
“The problem for me is that David Moyes appears unwilling to use Scamacca and Antonio together. I want to see them both on the pitch at the same time.
“They rarely get that opportunity. It is usually one of the other. There is a frustration around that.
“Moyes did not think Scamacca was offering enough though so he brought him off.”