Danny Ings put in yet another awful performance for West Ham United yesterday, and the fact that David Moyes started him against Burnley was truly baffling.
David Moyes brought Danny Ings to West Ham from Aston Villa for around £15 million in January of this year (Sky Sports), but the Scot is apparently already keen to move him on this winter.
The Hammers striker is a truly terrible fit for Moyes’s system – it’s so obvious to see for anyone who understands the game.
Ings is slow off the mark, has limited physical attributes and worst of all, he doesn’t seem to put in any kind of effort, with little to no desire being shown by him whenever he has been given a chance this season.
99% of West Ham fans were shocked to see his name on the team-sheet before yesterday’s game, and everyone was predicting that he’d struggle before being hauled off midway through the second-half.
Surprise, surprise – that’s exactly what ended up happening. But what did Moyes think of his performance?
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David Moyes makes bizarre Danny Ings claim
The Scot spoke to reporters after yesterday’s vitally important Premier League win against Burnley at Turf Moor.
And Moyes responded when asked what he thought of Ings’ performance against his former club, as quoted by WHUFC.com:
“Danny Ings did a lot of good things in the first half. He held it up quite well when we got it into him but we didn’t create any chances.”
That utterly baffles me, it really does. What on earth did Ings bring to the table in the first-half? Absolutely nothing in my opinion.
The stats back that up as well. He had zero shots, made zero key passes and dribbles, had just 14 touches of the ball and made only 11 passes in 62 minutes (Who Scored).
Aside from that, he looked like he just couldn’t be bothered to be out there, and that’s unacceptable as far as I’m concerned.
It was an utterly shambolic performance from the 31-year-old – one that really should mean we don’t ever see him in a West Ham shirt again.
Judging by the comments on Danny Ings from David Moyes though, that unfortunately won’t be the case.