Well Hammers season has come down to the pinning of hopes on overturning a 2-1 deficit against Frankfurt in Thursday evening's 2nd leg of the UEFA Europa League semi final. Pursuing glory on both domestic and European fronts has proved to be a bit too much for the Premier League's 2nd smallest squad.
Yesterday's capitulation to Arsenal was a clear illustration, by trying to ensure a couple of players didn't have to play the entire 90 minutes, David Moyes put out a team that was always going to be vulnerable against an attack minded side like the North Londoners.
Hammers lack of strength in depth once again came back to haunt the club, but Moyes DID have options that he chose NOT to take. What has Alex Kral done to be ostracised to such a severe extent by the manager? He has had virtually ZERO game time but should have been a shoe in for Sunday's game, but he didn't even get to come on from the bench!
We can only think that Moyes didn't want Kral in the first place, and that the midfielder was signed to appease fans who wanted to see numbers through the door stake in the club, it should be remembered that Kral was signed on loan BEFORE Daniel Kretinsky took a 27% stake in the club which was teetering on the brink of severe financial pressure due to the income losses sustained during the Covid crisis.
There is no point in crying over spilled milk, Hammers fans have got to hope beyond hope that their rag bag team can overcome 'Ze Germans' on Thursday, but going into the game there will be many fans thinking about the 'if only's' and the jeopardy of 'putting all your eggs in one basket', in this case, the manager! - Ed