Jamie Redknapp criticises West Ham's tactical change, offers opinion on Emenike's debut

Jamie Redknapp

Jamie Redknapp was far from impressed with Emmanuel Emenike's West Ham debut.

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that he was 'really disappointed' with West Ham's performance against Southampton on Saturday evening.

The Hammers slipped to a second defeat in the last four games on Saturday, as they lost 1-0 to Southampton thanks to Maya Yoshida's first-half winner.

West Ham were handed hope when Victor Wanyama was sent off, but they couldn't grab the equaliser in the second half, leaving Slaven Bilic's men to go home empty-handed.

Intriguingly, Bilic decided to switch up his system for the trip to St. Mary's Stadium, starting with three centre backs in James Tomkins, James Collins and Winston Reid, whilst Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell featured as wing backs, with Dimitri Payet and Victor Moses hovering around lone striker Enner Valencia.

The system was supposed to match up to Southampton's 3-4-3 system, but Bilic quickly made a change when Tomkins went off injured for right back Sam Byram.

After the game, pundit Jamie Redknapp told Sky Sports that he was disappointed with West Ham, and wanted to hear from manager Bilic about why he made such a change.

"I was really disappointed with West Ham," said Redknapp. "I don't think the system change really worked, they've been in really good form and give a penny for Slaven Bilic's thoughts really, to see why he made that system change."

Redknapp also gave his opinion on Emmanuel Emenike, with the Nigerian striker making his first appearance for West Ham since signing on loan from Fenerbahce just over a week ago - and it's clear that Redknapp wasn't impressed with his display as a substitute.

"Their best chance came from Emenike, who was really poor when he came on. Everything he did just didn't seem to come off," he added.

What did you think of Emenike and West Ham's tactics against Southampton?

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