Carlton Cole joined Geoff Shreeves on The Debate on Sky Sports and discussed all things West Ham, including some of the players he feels are simply not doing enough at the moment.
While their performance in the 3-2 defeat against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Anfield should be a source of pride for David Moyes, Cole has claimed there’s one player he feels is currently not pulling his weight.
He singled out Felipe Anderson on The Debate (25/2/2020) for simply not being bothered or good enough in that clash: “He’s a great player, but for me, he’s just not pulling his weight at the moment and I feel that he should be doing a lot more because he’s got so much talent, but he just didn’t really look bothered for me yesterday.”
Anderson tallied 65 minutes against the Reds but Cole believes he didn’t really show much despite the team giving their all and really putting up a fight against the league leaders. As per WhoScored, the former Lazio man was unable to register a single shot or make a key pass in his attacking berth, although he did record the most dribbles of any of the Irons’ squad with five at Anfield.
Still, with only one goal across 22 games in all competitions, it’s also fairly easy to see where Cole is coming from with his harsh criticism for the 26-year-old forward.
West Ham fans, do you agree with Cole on his assessment of Anderson or are you happy with the player’s season? Let us know in the comments below!
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