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Moyes roars: “We can beat anyone!”

West Ham can beat anyone and have proved that this season ahead of the Europa League semi-final first leg against Eintracht Frankfurt, according to boss David Moyes!

The Hammers are preparing for their biggest game in a generation, when the German side will be welcomed to the London Stadium.

Of course, to get here, the Irons absolutely demolished Lyon in their own backyard, and now stand three games from glory in the competition.

Frankfurt beat Barcelona to reach this stage, although they have been in middling form in the Bundesliga, sitting ninth in the German top-flight.

They haven’t won any of their last five league games and Moyes is confident that his Hammers side have what it takes to find their way past Frankfurt and into the final.

Winning the tie would set up a final against either Rangers or RB Leipzig.

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Speaking ahead of the Frankfurt tie, Moyes said, as per the club’s official website: “I think in the main our home form this year’s been pretty good. We’ve had some good results.

“It’s good to be nervous. It makes you realise the level of the game, but you want the players to play with confidence and do a lot of things naturally in the game – but I think nerves are really important for the players to understand the level we’re at.

“It’s a great game. We’re hugely excited by it. The thrill of qualifying for Europe last year was great. If you’d have said to us in May last year “you’re going to be in the semi-finals of the Europa League, with the chance of getting to the final,” I think we’d have all said, “you’re joking.”

“We’re in a really good place and I think we’re worthy of it. Beating Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea at home shows that on our home patch, on our day, we can be a good match for just about any team.”

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.