Liverpool’s resounding 4-0 win over West Ham United a few days ago made Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger say that “some teams turn up, some go on holiday”, implying that the Hammers didn’t really care about fighting against Liverpool.
Sunderland manager David Moyes talked to the Press after his team’s 2-0 loss at Emirates Stadium, and made it very clear that he did not like Wenger’s comment.
I think that’s an insult to football as I’ve been a player myself. I would hate it if anyone would question me if I was going to chuck a game away
the former Everton and Manchester United manager said.
We didn’t play well on Saturday, we know that but I think you can see Sunderland had a go, tried to score at times but we were outclassed by a better football team
Moyes continued, as if saying that just because a team loses doesn’t necessarily mean they didn’t mean to fight in the first place.
The teams have too much pride, the players have too much pride, every game matters, whatever team you support or whoever you play for, you play for the jersey, and would hope every player would do that
the Sunderland boss added.