David Moyes has spoken to the media ahead of our crucial Premier League encounter against relegated Norwich City on Sunday.
West Ham go into the encounter on the back of our heartbreaking Europa League exit at the semi final stage against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Although despite the disappointment Moyes is now in a reflective mood in what was an incredible journey on the European stage, which we will be hoping to be doing again next season.
“I’ve thought a lot about the game and about how well the players have done, and how well they’ve done over the whole competition,” said the boss.
“Last night, we had a group of players who were really connected, trying to win the game, and just felt as if it was very difficult trying to win it under lots of different circumstances.
“I’m ultimately disappointed because we didn’t make the final, but I think getting to the semi-final is a decent level. When you miss out on it, you desperately want to be in the final.
“It’s fantastic from where we were when I took over, but once you grow, you start to get closer to wanting to be competitive and challenging.
“I think in the main we have tried to challenge, certainly most of the teams in the Premier League, and in truth we’ve challenged most of the teams in Europe as well this year.
“To get so close and maybe not actually win a cup or get to the final is slightly disappointing, I think, with a team which is capable of doing that.
“We play Thursday and Sunday, so we have to quickly turn ourselves back around and get ready for the game.
“We’re in a good league position and we want to stay there. We want to be in Europe next year again if we can be, so we have to win some games.
“It won’t be easy, but we’ll do everything we possibly can to make it the best we can. We’re in a good league position and we know that we could still finish sixth, and we want to be in a European spot if we can, so we’ll keep pushing hard for that.
“I’ve got an idea of how many points might be needed to finish where we want to finish. You’re always looking at other teams’ fixtures as well and, like everybody else, we’ve got a difficult run-in to end the season.
“I think every team in the league will tell you they’ve got a difficult run-in, even the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
“Football is the same for everyone and all the games are hard, no matter who you are playing. Picking up the wins is the most important thing.”