West Ham boss David Moyes has spoken to the media ahead of our enormous relegation six-pointer against Southampton at London Stadium this Sunday.
Our Hammers go into the game sitting in the relegation zone and only one point off the bottom of the league, however due to the fact there is only 4 points separating the bottom 9 clubs – a victory over Southampton would present a very different picture for Moyes’ side.
Despite the opportunity to change the landscape fast, the under-fire Irons manager has admitted that the club are nowhere near what was expected at the beginning of the campaign.
“I’m looking to see there’s nine or ten teams who are involved in the bottom,” said Moyes to the press, as reported by Football London. “We are unfortunately one of them, we didn’t want to be.
“The simple things we’ve got to score goals and not concede any goals, in between that or lots of other things. The most important thing is winning games. We’ve got to get that win under our belt. We’re in a really important stage, lots of games. We’ve got three games in six days, we have to take that and get what we can.
“I think in the Premier League, there is very little difference in the teams. We’ve got two or three outstanding teams but after that, there’s not a lot in it between the rest.”
Moyes also provided an update on the fitness of his squad ahead of the huge encounter this weekend, with the Scot looking to have a relatively fully fit squad although there are some concerns.
“We’ve got a couple of illnesses and a little odd injuries. Emerson has had a bit of sickness, Aguerd has got a grumbly hip and Scamacca has felt his knee.”
The manager also highlighted the importance the fans will have in helping our Hammers avoid the drop this season.
“We’ve got nine games in April,” added Moyes. “It’s going to be tough or the players, anything the supporters can give will be a huge help.”