David Moyes cut a frustrated figure following the 2-1 loss in the 1st leg of our Europa League semi final to Eintracht Frankfurt at London Stadium.
West Ham, although dominant for much of the game, were undone by a mixture of lapses in concentration and smart play by the visitors.
The manager though bemoaned the lack of quality shown by his side and admitted that on the whole we deserved to walk away without a victory.
“We didn’t play well enough,” confessed Moyes. “I think if you play well, then you can talk that way, but I don’t think we really deserved it.
“We didn’t show enough quality, certainly in the attacking areas when we did have those moments, and there were a couple of times when we had to defend and we didn’t defend well enough.
“There’s a good chance that they are at this level are, a lot of the teams, so maybe at this level we’re just short of the quality required to make the difference.
“I thought they were there for the taking when we got to one-each, but we just couldn’t have the quality to make a cross or make a pass or a good connection to make us a chance to get a second goal.
“Tonight was a terrible night for us from set pieces and that didn’t help either.”
Despite the defeat Moyes acknowledged that West Ham are still very much in this tie but we’ll need to up our game in Germany next week if we are to get through.
“We’re only 2-1 down in a two-legged game so we’ll keep going,” added Moyes. “But we know we really need to up our levels and our standards if we’re going to get through.
“We’ve gone away from home and won before this season and I think we’ll go there and give it a go.”