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West Ham United: Tom Rennie baffled as Hammers look complacent despite poor form

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Journalist Tom Rennie has been left baffled by West Ham United and the way they seem to show ‘complacency’ in games this season. 

In their European match this week, the Hammers claimed a 3-2 win over Silkeborg IF away from home thanks to goals from Manuel Lanzini, Gianluca Scamacca and Craig Dawson.

However, despite leading the game at 3-1 at one stage, complacency crept into their game allowing their opposition to find a way back into the game which lead to a nervy ending as West Ham just about ‘survived a late scare’.

Having noted this during the match, Rennie took to Twitter to state that he doesn’t understand how such a thing could happen to a David Moyes team

Indeed, he wrote: “This West Ham squad look really good on paper. It’s undoubtedly the best I can remember having. Yet every game there’s periods of inexplicable complacency. I can’t quite understand how it’s happening to a David Moyes team.”

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Over the summer, the Hammers spent big money improving their squad with the likes of Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamacca, Nayef Aguerd, Maxwel Cornet and Thilo Kehrer joining the Premier League club.

Despite that, it hasn’t been the greatest start to the season for the side as they sit in the relegation zone having won just one in the league so far.

Evidently, in the eyes of Rennie, a key issue is these moments of ‘inexplicable complacency’ that allow the opposition in with a chance of getting points in a game – as shown in the display against Silkeborg IF.

With such a high amount of new players in the West Ham team, they may take a little while to get used to playing under Moyes. The slow start to the season certainly suggests that it hasn’t been the quickest transition but things will have to improve soon.

Do you think West Ham look complacent at times this season?





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