‘More fluent’: Sky Sports pundit thinks it was a big mistake by Moyes to drop 29-year-old West Ham man today
The Hammers fell to a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park this afternoon after a brilliant goal by Neal Maupay in the second-half.
David Moyes’ men have won just once in the Premier League this season and currently sit eighteenth in the table.
And Hasselbaink told Sky Sports after the game that Moyes should have stuck with a similar side to the one he named against Silkeborg on Thursday evening.
Hasselbaink thinks it was big mistake to drop Lanzini
The former Chelsea striker thinks West Ham looked ‘more fluent’ when Lanzini played in midweek.
The 29-year-old started the Europa Conference League clash on Thursday but was an unused substitute at Goodison Park today.
“The European game, [Manuel] Lanzini played with Declan Rice and they looked a lot more fluent with the ball,” Hasselbaink told Sky Sports.
“They looked a lot more creative. We didn’t see that today. I know it’s difficult to play three games-a-week but sometimes, you shouldn’t change six players.
“Sometimes it disturbs the rhythm and I think today that’s what happened.
“He’s [Moyes] going to lose some of the players because they’re going to international duty and he won’t have a lot of time to work with them when they come back.”
Hasselbaink then went on to say that Moyes needs to name ‘more or less’ the same team in every game.
West Ham are currently in a poor run of form in the league and Moyes has the difficult task of trying to compete in Europe, alongside the Premier League.
The international break may have come at a good time for the Hammers as they can now regroup and prepare for their next game against Wolves.