West Ham manager David Moyes does 'brilliant' thing at England game

David Moyes had his priorities straight as he watched England play Brazil.David Moyes had his priorities straight as he watched England play Brazil.
David Moyes had his priorities straight as he watched England play Brazil. | Getty Images
The West Ham manager was at Wembley Stadium to watch England take on Brazil on Saturday night.

West Ham supporters will love what manager David Moyes told ex Manchester City star Micah Richards on Saturday evening as the two sat side-by-side and enjoyed a 'brilliant' conversation while England played Brazil at Wembley Stadium.

The Three Lions lost the game 1-0 but there was plenty of interest for the Scotsman and Hammers fans with Lucas Paqueta featuring for Brazil, alongside Jarrod Bowen for England. Moyes watched the game sat next to Richards and the two enjoyed discussing tactics and the manager's career.

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On The Rest is Football podcast, it also came to light that the West Ham boss spent the majority of the game exasperated and desperate for Paqueta to be subbed off by Brazil boss Dorival Junior - pundits couldn't help but chuckle at the anecdote as they labelled the chat as 'brilliant'. The midfielder was eventually replaced by Fulham man Andreas Pereira after 71 minutes.

Speaking on the podcast, Gary Lineker said: "Most of the time, he was just saying, come on get Paqueta off. Give him a rest."

Paqueta has been blighted by injury this season and returned having missed six Premier League games with a calf injury in late February. Moyes has had to be careful with the player's minutes since.

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David Moyes had his priorities straight as he watched England play Brazil.David Moyes had his priorities straight as he watched England play Brazil.
David Moyes had his priorities straight as he watched England play Brazil. | Getty Images

Elaborating on the conversation, Richards added: "It was so nice. We know Moysey and what he's done within the game at Everton, he went to Sociedad and then went to West Ham and come back to West Ham. He's had a great career but doesn't always get the appreciation he actually deserves. In terms of West Ham not winning something for so long, he comes and wins and now the expectation is different.

"I don't want to go into what we were talking about tactically as it was a personal conversation but it was great to see his knowledge of the game while basically just wanting his players to come off the pitch. His wisdom within the game was brilliant. He wasn't asking for my insights!"

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