It was a training game in all honesty as West Ham drew 0-0 with Sturm Graz II in their first pre-season encounter of the 2017/18 campaign.
Slaven Bilic played two different elevens in each half so everyone got 45 minutes of action after a gruelling seven days of straight training since arriving in Bad Waltersdorf.
The first half side didn’t really manage to get anything going at all as Andre Ayew wasted three decent enough chances and Robert Snodgrass struggled with his play.
The second half side did inject a bit more pace and energy into proceedings but if ever there was an advert the Hammers need a goalscorer, it was on display at the Thermenstadion.
Here’s how we rated the second half eleven.
Got away with an horrendous goal kick midway through the second half that a Graz player wasn’t aware of, otherwise he’d have been in real bother. 5
Was relatively untroubled after half time. Wasn’t really called upon at all. 6
Saw a lot of the ball and made some intelligent passes with it. Strode out of defence well on a couple of occassions. 6
Still working his way back from his knee injury but was very solid and reliable. 6
Got forward well but wasted a very good chance with 15 minutes to go with a poor cross-cum-shot when he should have just put his foot through it. 6
Some very crisp passing and intelligent movement in the midfield as he tried to dictate. Decent enough from the youngster 6
Played very high up the pitch but also dropped deep to spray some raking passes. Didn’t threaten much. 6
Didn’t really get in the game and when he did have the ball, was wasteful with it. 5
Struggled to get up to speed with things, passing was suspect at times though the pitch didn’t look like it helped. Looped a header over 5
A real spark as he always is but tried to do too much. Was the best player on the park in the second half. 7
Didn’t really get a sniff until the very end but he was well marshalled. His time will come. 6