Westham Manager, David Moyes has stated that his players were deficient in “quality” and “steel” as they were forced to a 0-0 draw by League One side Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup on Sunday.
The former Manchester United Manager made four changes to the team that got a point from their game at Wembley with Tottenham on Monday but the matchday team was without desire and quality as they had their goalkeeper, Joe Hart to thank for his heroic display against his boyhood club.
Moyes’ side had only two attempts on target all 90 minutes and if not for Hart’s brilliance to deny Shaun Whalley and Mat Sadler, the Hammers could have been eliminated from the glamorous competition.
With his famous FA Cup shocker by Shrewsbury in 2003 at his time at the helms at Everton still fresh in his memory, Moyes believes the replay will be a good time for his squad to show what they are made of.
“I don’t think we showed any quality and the biggest disappointment is I didn’t think we showed enough steel,” he said.
“When you come to places like this you have to show yourself physically, that you can battle and compete.
“I didn’t think we did that at all and that was the worst thing about it. Sometimes it’s not easy. The conditions – the sun – didn’t make it easy for the players to see things around them but that didn’t stop the fact that we didn’t compete on a lot of occasions.
“Obviously if you compare Wembley and Thursday night, it’s a big change. But it’s a mentality thing.
“You’ve got to go and show that wherever you are, you’ve got to respect whatever players you’re against and recognize it’s going to be tough. For the first half especially, we didn’t compete at all.”