Moyes desperate to qualify for Europa League

Sat 15 May 2021 | 8:40

The Hammers are hoping to advance to European competition and participate in the Europa League.

West Ham

boss David Moyes has ruled out a move to the Europa League to increase pressure on his side.

The Hammers are trying to qualify for the European Championships and are sixth in the table ahead of the game against Brighton. Given West Ham's small squad, increasing the number of games may be a problem for West Ham, but Moyes is ready to compete in continental competitions.

"It's what we do,"

said the English-boss said.

"You get to an age in football where you want it so badly now.

"I'm not going to be in football for forever - I can't see me staying as long as Sir Alex Ferguson or Roy Hodgson - but I feel as though I've still got the best years to come.

"We may remember this conversation next year. You might remind me that I said I want European football, and I might be saying 'what did I say that for?'.

"But at the moment we need a club which is developing, we need a club which is showing it's making progress"

West Ham, who have won the Cup Winners Cup and Intertoto, last played in the 2016-17 Europa League.

"There might be huge progress for us being in Europe next season, if we can make it. Because, let's be clear, there's a lot of clubs around us trying to get in Europe, that's their aim.

"Our aim wasn't to be in Europe, but mine was.

"I don't think the general feeling of how West Ham would do would have had them there.

"But mine was to get West Ham European football and I've got three games to go to try and get them there."

source: SportMob