David Moyes, facing criticism, admits that West Ham has not demonstrated any resilience following their defeat to Chelsea.

The Hammers were completely outplayed in the one-sided London derby, effectively ending their hopes of securing European football for the next season.

This disappointing loss comes on the back of another heavy defeat, as West Ham conceded five goals against local rivals Crystal Palace on April 21. The team’s recent form has been far from impressive, with just one victory in their last eight league matches, including four defeats.

The pressure is mounting on Moyes, who is yet to make a decision about his future at the London Stadium amidst speculation about the club’s plans going forward. The former Everton and Manchester United manager acknowledged the disappointment felt by the fans.

Moyes admitted, “The fans have been great but I feel bad for them. I don’t usually have teams that suffer such heavy defeats, but we are lacking certain qualities such as mental toughness and leadership, which are necessary to achieve better results or, at the very least, avoid being thrashed.”

The fans have grown increasingly frustrated this season, despite West Ham lifting the UEFA Europa Conference League trophy in the previous campaign. Talks have already taken place with former Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui, fueling doubts about Moyes’ future at the club.

Moyes further acknowledged that the team has underperformed this season, stating, “We have had too many games this season where we have lacked toughness, unity, leadership, and accountability for our performances. As the manager, I take responsibility for that, but the players also need to step up and take ownership.”

The situation at West Ham remains uncertain, with Moyes’ position hanging in the balance. The fans will be hoping for a swift turnaround in fortunes as they look to end the season on a positive note.

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