West Ham boss Sam Allardyce rues lack of cutting edge

Allardyce deflated

The West Ham manager was upset after a recent defeat to Leicester City.

West Ham United's poor 2015 continued yesterday as they were defeated by relegation threatened Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

But despite the 2-1 scoreline, they had their chances. West Ham had 14 attempts on goal and while Kasper Schmeichel was in good form they also wasted several gilt edged chances. Kevin Nolan the biggest culprit. He missed a simple headed chance, as he again failed to impress for The Hammers.

It was this lack of clinical instinct and ruthlessness that truly irked Sam Allardyce.

The manager told the official website after the game:

“It was end to end stuff and a hell of a game for entertainment value, but ours is a results business and not having got a result at the end of it was very disappointing, considering the number of chances we have missed.

“We have not played away from home and had this many chances all season and we’ve only scored one.

"But we kept missing the chances, apart from a good finish from Cheikhou from probably the hardest chance we created in the first half.

“I thought we’d have gone on from there and scored more. I know we’ve hit the post and had a few more good chances, but I thought if we weren’t going to win it, we weren’t going to lose it."

West Ham are certainly missing a little bit of attacking verve at the moment. They have a real lack of pace in the support positions and have had injury trouble in recent times. Record scorer Andy Carroll is out injured and there was no Enner Valencia.

Carlton Cole is not exactly a fearful striker whilst Nene has not yet been given a chance to shine.

West Ham fans will be hoping that their are some new recruits in the attacking department in the summer, hopefully not typical Sam Allardyce ones.

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