West Ham manager David Moyes has stated he understands the fans’ frustrations following a season that has been one to forget so far.
Our Hammers have to date massively under achieved during this campaign, despite much expectation following a huge summer outlay which saw highly rated internationals head to East London.
The displays have understandably caused enormous amounts of pressure to be put on the manager, with many growing frustrated with the somewhat negative and ‘safe’ tactics being adopted by the Scot.
Last time out West Ham produced one of the worst displays performances in recent memory, in the 4-0 loss to Brighton in the Premier League, and Moyes has admitted that he completely understands the anger which is being directed at him from the terraces.
“The team didn’t perform well in the last game,” stated Moyes to the press, as reported by Football London. “We know that, and haven’t performed at the levels they have done for most of last season. I totally get it.
”We’re seeing this as a good start to a new week. We look to get off to a good start.”
West Ham kick off this weeks football with our 1st leg trip to face AEK Larnaca in the Europa Conference League last-16 round, with Moyes highlighting the importance of the competition this season.
“I’d love to win the competition,” said the Hammers boss. “I’d love to get to the final. I’d love to keep progressing with West Ham in Europe. We had a pretty good go at it last year.
”We’re trying to have a go in a different competition this year. We do think we’ve got every chance. On our day, we’re a match for any side.”
When speaking to the press, Moyes added that Max Cornet is edging close to a return, and has travelled to Cyprus with the squad. However there is doubt whether he will be given any playing time.
“I’m bringing Max Cornet with me,” added Moyes. “He played the other night but I generally think he’s not ready to play yet, but I’m bringing him with me to be in the squad but I think he’s a wee bit away yet.
“Maybe more likely to be ready after the international games, but I’ve got him with me.”