Moyes Praises West Ham Despite Europa League Exit


While West Ham bowed out of the Europa League after a valiant effort against Bayer Leverkusen, manager David Moyes remained overwhelmingly positive about his team’s performance.

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Moyes Praises West Ham Despite Europa League Exit

The Hammers got off to a flying start, with Michail Antonio scoring an early goal. They created further chances in the first half, with Jarrod Bowen and Antonio narrowly missing opportunities to extend their lead. Moyes expressed regret that they weren’t able to capitalize on these chances.

West Ham’s relentless first-half performance seemed to take its toll as the game progressed. Their energy levels dipped in the second half, allowing Leverkusen to grow into the contest.

Despite West Ham’s early dominance, Jeremie Frimpong’s deflected strike secured a draw for Leverkusen and extended their remarkable unbeaten run to an astonishing 44 games.

Despite the defeat, Moyes showered his players with praise. He commended their fantastic performance and their ability to compete with a strong opponent like Leverkusen. He acknowledged their second-half fatigue but highlighted their first-half dominance as a testament to their capabilities.

While acknowledging the lack of squad depth as a potential limiting factor, Moyes remains confident in his team’s ability to challenge most opponents. He expressed his pride in their performance and their general ability to compete with the Premier League’s elite teams.

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  • Edmund Gordon says:

    West Ham should officially request a full replay of the game.

    The officials should have been from a neutral country.

    Xabi Alonso is a hero in Spain. All the officials last night were from Spain and there are big question marks over the officiating of the game being unfavorable towards West Ham.

    I am not some bitter kid, I’m in my 60’s and it is an easy thing to have sorted with a German, Italian or French officiating team.

    Down to EUFA lack of intelligence…

    Grasping at straws ? I don’t think so. The decision to have chosen the Spanish officials to cover such an important game with Xabi Alonso as the opposition manager was bad governing of the game by EUFA.

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