David Moyes has expressed frustration at being unable to incorporate Mohammed Kudus in West Ham’s goalless draw towards Brighton.
The Ghana ahead, a standout participant for West Ham this season, was unavailable resulting from his upcoming participation within the Africa Cup of Nations.
In distinction, Egypt’s Mohamed Salah managed to play for Liverpool towards Newcastle 24 hours earlier, scoring twice in a 4-2 victory earlier than the deadline for gamers to hitch their nationwide groups.
Moyes subtly criticised the Premier League’s schedulers and the selection to postpone the match for tv a day later.
“It feels a bit unusual that we’re taking part in on the second of January. Might we not have performed on the primary and allowed our African gamers to be allowed to play yesterday, as a result of they will’t play right this moment?
“I really feel that’s one thing which isn’t right. I simply suppose why couldn’t we now have our African gamers the identical as all people else?”
The transfer to reschedule the match for tv appeared much more puzzling as two fatigued groups performed out a lackluster goalless draw. Contemplating it was West Ham’s ninth sport in a month and Brighton’s eighth, the managers may need agreed on a draw earlier than kick-off and opted to observe the darts as an alternative.