West Ham boss David Moyes has rejected the suggestion that his team need to turn the tide when facing Everton this weekend.
Our Hammers are coming of the back of consecutive defeats, having lost to Aston Villa last Sunday, then again to Olympiakos in the Europa League.
The defeats have knocked confidence levels somewhat, after what had been such a positive start to the season, with many now believing that the game on Sunday against the Toffees needs to be won to get things back on track.
This however has been dismissed by Moyes, stating that the mood amongst the players is very high anyway, giving hope we can expect a positive performance and result at the London Stadium in 2 days time.
“The spirits are great,” said the boss to the press, as reported by the Official Website. “We don’t need to lift the spirits as they are terrific.”
Moyes though admitted that the visit of Everton will not be an easy one, with the visitors showing good form on the road so far this campaign.
“Everton are a hard nut to crack,” said the former Toffees boss. “They’ve probably played a bit better away from home this season.
“I don’t see teams beating them easily, I see a resilient team who keep at it and they have players capable of scoring goals.”
West Ham now enter a run of fixtures that on paper are favourable, with a majority of those to be played at home – an advantage Moyes hopes his side take full advantage of.
“It does feel like an advantage,” added Moyes. “At the start of the season we had what I thought was an unfair start when we had three of the first four away from home.
“Hopefully it will help us now. We’ve been good enough at home, we’ve had some tough games and got some tough ones to come as well.”