Moyes explains Zouma’s chances


Moyes explains Zouma’s chances

David Moyes has explained the Kurt Zouma’s position for the game against Olympiacos at the London Stadium saying only that he has been working inside rather than on the training ground. However, he added that the player will be looked at again tomorrow before a decision is made on his possible involvement. He gave no further information on the likely starting eleven but he was joined at the pre match presser by Angelo Ogbonna which indicates the central defender could be involved.

Moyes explains Zouma’s chances

Moyes admitted that he had learned no more from the first game in Greece than he already knew about the oppositionĀ  – a very good team with fine individual players.

That led him to echo his thoughts before other games that we are probably in the toughest group we have been a part of so far.
Explaining they are a very experienced team he added: “They have played a lot in the UK. I watched them play against Arsenal a couple of years ago. We’re up against a good team. Our group is probably the toughest group we’ve had in three years so we’ll have to play well. There were difficult challenges in Olympiacos.
Out there, their crowd was phenomenal and they played a huge part on the day. Also, on the day, we didn’t play well – nowhere near our standards – so we want closer to our usual best tomorrow night. If we win tomorrow night we’re in a good place and we want to get the wins to qualify and be in Europe after Christmas.”
Oggy added: ” I think there’s been a massive change in this club in my time here, across the board and every department has improved. Playing for a third successive season in Europe is massive and it affects everyone. Tomorrow will be a very important game for us. Hopefully we will try to our best to bounce back from the defeat at Brentford. We’re want to play well and perform in every game, and every game is different.”
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