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Moyes reckons Scamacca is “a lot closer”

David Moyes has declared himself “a bit happier” after the Hammers completed a play off victory in the European Conference last night (Thurs).

The brushed aside Viborg’s challenge with a 6-1 aggregate victory which equalled our biggest ever European away win and  our best ever European aggregate win.

Possibly the highlight of the game was the form of striker Gianluca Scamacca who grabbed his second goal in the competition having scored in the first leg at the London Stadium,

It was a fine volley from a right wing cross and was followed by a splendid effort from Said Benrahma and a close range effort from Tomas Soucek when registering his first goal of the campaign.

Viborg too had their moments but in the end the Irons were worthy winners of a game which will hopefully set them up for their first Premier League points at Villa on Sunday.

Commenting after the game the manager told www.whufc.com: “I was a bit happier, I was pleased with the goals and little bits. I thought were a bit more competitive than we’ve been.

We feel we’ve not shown enough of it to the supporters in how we play, so we were probably a bit better tonight.”

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And commenting on Scamacca’s display he added: “Again, we can’t be expecting too much from him, too soon. We need to give him a chance to get ready, but he certainly did a great job for us.

Look, he scored two goals for us in two [European] games, so he’s certainly getting a lot closer to being ready to play [from the start in the Premier League] now.

We’re also trying to bed in lots of new players and tonight we gave two or three new players more minutes and are trying to get them used to us.”

 

 

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One comment on “Moyes reckons Scamacca is “a lot closer”

  1. One thing that pleased me was to see Moyes bring on Conor and Flynn – use your subs strategically!!

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