Moyes believes he has the opportunity to make West Ham ‘great again’

Thu 10 December 2020 | 17:31

Having saved West Ham from relegation last season, David Moyes led his side to climb as high as fifth place in the Premier League table before losing to Manchester United last week. Yet, the Scot eyes more success for his side.

Former Manchester United manager believes his side has improved a lot from the last season as he’s confident their progress isn’t over yet.

“I think we have improved as we have gone along,”


said in his Leeds’ pre-match conference.

“We have scored a few goals but maybe we are missing Michail Antonio a bit, maybe we are not as clinical when we have had opportunities. I put the last game (Manchester United) as an example. We should have had that game seen off.

“Look, we are growing. We are not going to suddenly go from just being outside the bottom three to just being outside the top three, that’s just not going to happen.

“We have to take small steps, do it layer on layer, continue to make progress.

“We have done and I’m regularly looking to see how we can get this better again, whether it is new faces, the way we play, formation, I am always looking to add to it.

“It covers a multitude of things, like having everybody back at London Stadium right behind the team, the positivity there, so we are trying to grow all things that are connected to getting better results.

“It’s a great club and it’s my job to make it great again. I feel there are opportunities to do that.”

Moyes’ January signings,

Jarrod Bowen


Tomas Soucek

, were among the nine Hammers’ players that have been appeared in all of West Ham’s matches this season. The Scot considers recent transfer success as a factor in his side’s progress.

“I want players that are hungry, that want to get better and have something to prove,” Moyes said. “I think a lot of the players that we want to bring in are of that ilk and I don’t think there is any magic formula because you get as many wrong as you do right. It’s never easy, recruitment.

“I don’t think anyone wants to sign a bad player, you want to sign one who you hope is going to make improvements to your squad but now and again, you need to be lucky and get ones that step up to the plate and thankfully we’ve had two or three who have done that.”

source: SportMob