David Moyes shares why he knew West Ham would find it tough going against Brighton

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at Amex Stadium on February 3, 2018 in Brighton,...

West Ham United were comfortably beaten by Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

Hammers boss David Moyes addressed the media in the aftermath of his side's disappointing 3-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday, and shared why he knew his team were in for a tough afternoon before the game had even begun, as quoted by the club's official website.

Moyes has performed well in his role as West Ham boss since being handed the reigns in November, but his side are still deeply embroiled in a relegation battle.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at Amex Stadium on February 3, 2018 in Brighton,...

They sit just three points clear of the drop zone, and with so many first-team players currently out injured, these must be worrying times for the east Londoners.

Moyes spoke to reporters in the aftermath of his side's defeat at the AMEX Stadium yesterday, and bemoaned his team's lack of energy, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Ham United at Amex Stadium on February 3, 2018 in Brighton,...

“Maybe to have to play the same team again, could have been the case. We put out a team on Tuesday and got a result, albeit it wasn’t three points, but we got a result from the game. It was always going to be tough today to do that and I think it showed in the players today."

Next up for West Ham is a home game against Watford in the Premier League on Saturday, before they head to Anfield to take on Liverpool, and a return of at least three points from those two games will be pivotal for the Hammers, if they are to avoid the drop this season.

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