David Moyes has spoken to the press ahead of our FA Cup 5th round clash against Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium tomorrow night.
Our Irons go into the tie on the back of a positive performance and result against Wolves at the weekend, which would have done no harm to our sides confidence.
“I think Southampton’s form recently has been very good,” said the boss. “The Premier League at different times of the season does that.
“We’ve had interesting games against them over the years. They came out on top last time, so we know it’s going to be a really difficult game.
“A good run of form keeps you in there all the time. They’re recovered from a difficult start and I think they’re doing very well at the moment.
“We’ve got many players fit and available and hopefully we’ll be fine.”
West Ham have big ambitions for this season, and Moyes stressed that the plan is to keep building and challenging at the top.
“I look more at how we’re going to continue to try and build the Club and keep getting closer to winning trophies. We’re on a good track at the moment, but the next couple of years will be an important time.
“We’re trying to build a team that’s getting stronger. We’ve made a swift move towards the top end of the Premier League. We’re involved in Europe, had a decent run in the Carabao Cup, and we’re trying to get a good run in the FA Cup if we can as well.
“The Club’s doing a really good job. We want to be more around the Cup competitions, but even through history, it’s been the top teams who have tended to win the competitions, so we have to try and get ourselves in a position where we’ve got more of a chance of reaching semi-finals and finals and hopefully winning them as well.”
Its been well documented that the January transfer window was one of disappointment for the club, but Moyes stated that the current squad are more than capable of achieving things this season.
“Lots of clubs didn’t buy players in January for different reasons,” added Moyes. “We were very serious in trying to bring players in, but for different reasons it didn’t happen.
“The squad I’ve had at the moment has done a brilliant job in the last two years and I have no reason to think they wouldn’t do a brilliant job in the final months of the season.”