David Moyes has conceded his West Ham side are now firmly in a battle to stay in the Premier League following a poor showing in the loss to Spurs at the weekend.

West Ham came away empty handed in a 2-0 loss which saw Moyes’ side fall apart in the 2nd half – after what was an encouraging first period of play display with many expecting our Hammers to be hunting the winner rather than the hosts.

It was a showing that will send alarm bells around east London once again, with West Ham falling apart far too easily in what was such an important fixture, especially against our bitter rivals.

Moyes now admits that the match itself and every one until the end of this torrid campaign in big, with his Irons side firmly in a dogfight to remain in the top flight – starting with Nottingham Forest this upcoming Saturday.

“Every game is big,” stated the under pressure Moyes, as reported by Football London. “Today’s was big, every game is big. If you’re trying to make the word big sound bigger than it should be, I don’t know if I can do that.

“Ultimately, we treat every game with the same level, but I totally get the message.”

The Hammers boss was not impressed with his sides display at the beginning of the second half, which ultimately set the tone for the match. But the Scot stated that the showing was not something that was instructed by him and his team.

“I think if you are still 0-0, then you are right in the game,” added Moyes. “You can be on the ball and you can be under pressure a lot, but the minute when you go 1-0 down, we are actually opening up.

“I actually felt at the start of the second half, we went more open than we’d been for long periods in the first half and that wasn’t by design, that’s for sure.”