A new video from West Ham’s match against Crystal Palace shows that Said Benrahma saw what was about to happen before David Moyes substituted him out.
Moyes is under intense scrutiny after Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Palace at the London Stadium.
During our loss to the Eagles, the Scot shown signs of feeling the heat by making some really unusual selections.
The 27-year-old wasn’t doing so well, but he did score our goal in the first half. And he was outperforming the miserable Jarrod Bowen.
Fans inside London Stadium were really taken aback by the outcome.
Benrahma is a player who can create opportunities out of thin air, therefore it was inexcusably bad management to take him off the field while we were chasing the game.
In spite of this, it seems that Benny was prepared for what was to come…
Benrahma, as shown in the video, had advanced notice of Moyes’s decision.
In my view, Moyes has been quite unjust to poor old Said throughout his tenure at the London Stadium.
He has to be given the opportunity to express himself and start every week. Moyes, though, puts him under close supervision and seldom misses a chance to criticise the 27-year-old.
To me, Moyes’s decision to replace Benrahma on Sunday just served to further demonstrate his contempt for the latter.
It’s impossible to see both the Algerian and the Scot staying at the London Stadium.
Benrahma is used to Moyes’s treatment, but he will still have a tough time.
Yesterday, a video of Moyes’s decision to bench Benrahma during our loss to Palace was posted online, and it can be seen below:
There is no better way to describe Benrahma’s present predicament under Moyes.
Obviously, a shift in strategy is in need, and soon.
As things stand, it seems that more West Ham supporters are rooting for the Algerian than for the Scot.
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