David Moyes has spoken to the press ahead of our Premier League clash with Wolves this Sunday, following an impressive win over Freiburg last night.
Our Hammers came away 2-0 winner and therefore topped Group A and booked a place in the last-16 knockout phase of the Europa League – our 3rd successive campaign of qualifying out of the Group stage in European competition.
“It’s terrific for the club and the players,” said the manager, as reported by the clubs Official Website. “It gives us a little breather in February as well, without the play-off games. It’s the third year in a row that we’ve topped the group, so we’re really pleased.
“When you’re successful, you find there’s very little time. We want to be successful but any time we can find some time, we’ll take it.”
West Ham though get the focus back this weekend on the Premier League, with former Hammer Gary O’Neil bringing his Wolves side to the London Stadium , with Moyes’ side looking to get back to winning ways domestically after losing to Fulham last time out.
“Gary O’Neil has done a great job, and did a good job at Bournemouth as well,” said Moyes. “Young coaches need these opportunities and I think he’s doing a really good job. He’s got Wolves looking very steady but we’ve got our job to do.
“Wolves have always been a good side, good teams with good players. They’ve had some very experienced managers but I also think Gary has come in and done a good job.
“There are obviously differences but they’re doing well.”
The boss also provided an update on the fitness of his squad, ahead of the game on Sunday with many hoping for much of the same that was put on show on Thursday night.
“Edson got a knock on his hip so we need to see how he is,” added the boss. “But we need to assess the players when we see them later today.”