David Moyes has spoken to the media ahead of another London derby this weekend, this time against Chelsea.
Our Irons were unfortunate not to take the 3 points against Spurs in midweek and Moyes will be hoping his side can push on from that positive performance.
“We could sense we were getting closer to the levels we’ve been at,” Moyes told the clubs Official Website.
“We’ve got to show we can do it for more than 45 minutes. We’ve got to try and do it now for much longer. Those levels are what we want to reach.”
Moyes acknowledged that Saturdays opponents in West London will provide a stern test for his Hammers side, but hopes West Ham can go and get a result.
“They have some really fantastic players and they’re trying to put together a new team just now,” said the boss.
“Maybe even a new club in fact, if you look at the changes they’ve made over the last year or two. Sometimes changes can take a bit of time.
“We have had some good games at home against them, some good results. I think we lost in the 93rd minute against them at Stamford Bridge last year. It is telling us we are getting closer.
“Over recent years, Chelsea have been world champions, European champions. They have always been a good team, Chelsea.”
It will be another opportunity for Moyes to showcase the acquisitions made this summer, and the boss stated that he wants them to push West Ham on even further following back to back successful seasons.
“We’ve tried to bring in players who can really try and keep us up near the top end,” Moyes added.
“That’s the plan. We have to do that. I think the top clubs have recruited well also. If you’re talking about the real top clubs, and you look at Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez, and what you have to pay to get the real top players.
“We’re trying to keep up with them, that’s the job, and hopefully we can get the players to show just how good they are.”