Positive Moyes so confident about our start


David Moyes so confident

David Moyes insists the Hammers are coming into the new season on a high.

Despite the late movement in the summer window and the moans that preceded it he reckons all is great at Rush Green before the start of a campaign which will undoubtedly be as tough as ever.

He clearly believes the win in Prague as we lifted the Conference trophy has ensured the players return with a great vibe which can start at Bournemouth this afternoon.

The Cherries have a different manager in place  – Andoni Iraola and Moyes knows today’s will be a tough affair but appears to be very confident as we head for the south coast.

Discussing things at his pre-match presser the manager was in buoyant mood declaring that the team does indeed come into the season feeling entirely positive.

Moyes declares it is amazing what we did in Prague

He explained that he had walked through the corridor at the training ground and looked at all the pictures of us winning the European trophy and it’s incredible what we did, for everybody around the place.

He said: “When you see it now in the changing rooms, and I’ve said it before, when you come to London Stadium, you see some of the greats – Bobby Moore, all the greats of West Ham, and now when we come back this year [there’ll be more on the walls]. We have a brilliant feeling from last year and we want to keep it.

We played 65 games the season before last and 61 games last season. If you think about the amount of games we’ve had in the last two years it’s been incredible and it’s mainly about the success we’ve had in the league and in Europe.

We want to build on that and yes we want to get off to a good start as every team does. It’s where you finish that matters in the end – we didn’t finish in the position we wanted to be last year, but we made sure we weren’t in the position we didn’t want to be.

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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!"

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