David Sullivan

Sullivan warns Moyes


David Sullivan has warned manager David Moyes to forget the Euro Conference Final as there is a job to be done taking West Ham up the Premier League.

The Hammers need to move into 14th place above Bournemouth today with a win against Leeds as they look for respectability and finance from final positioning.

And speaking to reporters manager Moyes said: ““I want to win games and the League position is huge, as the chairman continues to remind me, and there’s still a job to do taking us up the table.

“The weight of games has been hard but I’ve got players to whom I can give more minutes and I want good performances. I don’t want to do what we did at Brentford.

You can lose football matches but I also want to feel we’ve done enough, and I have to get the balance right on Sunday.

One of those could be Pablo Fornals for whom the manager was delighted when the midfielder scored in the Conference semi final saying: “If I had wanted anyone to score our goal against Alkmaar, it would have been Pablo because he’s such a team player and he’s been disappointed not to play more this season.

“From that point of view, for him to get the goal was super for him. He came on at Bournemouth and scored a great goal, and people forget he scores a few goals from open play for us.

“But the boys who have been with me all the time; Pablo, Ogbonna, Cressie, Dec, Micky – they are all really solid blokes and I’m thrilled for them.

“You want to be a club who can win regularly in these situations. We’ve come close last year and now we want to go one step further and win the final.”

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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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