David Moyes was understandably beaming with pride following a famous night in Austria where our Hammers secured a 2-0 victory over Rapid Vienna in Austria.
The win means that West Ham have guaranteed a top spot finish in Group H, meaning we are now through to the last 16 round of the Europa League.
Reflecting on the game Moyes said: “A really good, professional job, not just tonight, how we’ve done in the group and great credit to the whole squad. We’ve used them all and taken some risks at times, but overall it has worked.
“At the start of the tournament I was unsure how it would be. It was relatively new to the players, but they’ve done such a great job.
“We thoroughly deserve to win the group and are looking forward to European football in March – and don’t have to play in February which helps with the congestion.
“We should’ve been in front before we did score, but there was no doubt we deserved to be in front and no doubt we deserved to win.
“It’s a good sign when we won, but I don’t think we played that well. The players that have come in have really done well. I really think the players have come a long way but there’s more to go.
With a trip to Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, Moyes stressed that this victory now means we have the freedom to focus on domestic duties for the forthcoming months ahead.
“I’ve tried to chop and change a little bit and keep everyone involved. We can play far better and need to do that in the games coming up. We can put this away and focus on the league now.”