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Moyes sees a Euro ‘edge’ for the Irons

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David is still bang on it as far as European qualification is concerned and believes with the easing of a busy schedule of games the squad is still in there with a big chance.

Injuries are emerging which is hardly a surprise given the number of games the clubs have been forced to play in a hurry this season but things may now start to ease.

The manager is keenly aware of how brilliantly the team has performed and what a magnificent achievement it would be to qualify for the Europa or even the Champions League.

He has spoken in the past of becoming as unemotional as possible about that and other possible achievements but he has his hopes firmly pinned on such a possibility.

Quoted in the https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/west-ham-fc-news-david-moyes-schedule-europe-b919791.html the manager explains his reasons for continuing to dream the euro dream.

He said: “There have been a number of injuries in the Premier League games in recent weeks,” said Moyes. “I think we’re seeing a lot in this period.

“Who knows what it will be like for the teams in Europe because they’ve got to go Saturday to Tuesday again. Maybe their squads are bigger but I would see that as being a big challenge for those teams who are trying to remain in the Cups and Champions League. I’m hoping that might give us a little bit of an edge having time to recover between games.

“I want West Ham involved with the big boys in Europe.

“I’m not sure if we are ready but it would be a humongous step if we even get close. But we are in with a shout.”

West Ham will move above champions Liverpool with a win against Sheffield United on Monday night but face a tricky run of games in the coming weeks with Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United all on the horizon.

Moyes said: “We are in a period of a tough run of games which we had at the start of the season which turned out to be fruitful for us and we got some good results and points,” said Moyes.

“So if we can come out of this period with a similar points total to what we did then, then we will be in a really good position.

“I don’t see any reason why we shouldn’t, the games are hard and we’ll have to work hard but I think maybe others are getting a bit more aware of West Ham and what we are doing than they were right at the start of the season.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

2 comments on “Moyes sees a Euro ‘edge’ for the Irons

  1. How come West Brom can draw with Man U and we stumble to a defeat
    Also Ings would be an ideal signing , a no nonsense striker.
    Also you never replied to my complaint re adverts constantly popping up blocking your chats

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