David Moyes has gone ‘above and beyond’ by securing an ‘enormous’ Europa League semi-final berth with West Ham – and now has to win the competitors.
That’s the assumption of talkSPORT host Jason Cundy, who thinks Hammers followers can already style European glory after downing French giants Lyon 3-0.
Goals from Craig Dawson, Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen despatched Lyon crashing out of the competitors after a 1-1 draw within the first leg on the London Stadium.
Lyon couldn’t lay a glove on West Ham this time spherical although, with Moyes’ males organising a semi-final tie with Eintracht Frankfurt, who had been their opponents the final time they reached this stage in Europe, 46 years in the past.
On that event West Ham emerged victorious within the European Cup Winners’ Cup, downing Frankfurt earlier than beating Anderlecht within the ultimate.
The omens are optimistic for the Irons, and Cundy thinks the one factor on their minds needs to be lifting the Europa League trophy in Sevilla on May 18.
“They’ve got to win it,” an impressed Cundy stated. “You can’t get to the semi-finals, you possibly can’t get this far, with 4 groups left and for me there’s no cause why West Ham can’t win this.
“You can’t get this far and not win it, you can taste it now, you can taste what lifting that European trophy is going to feel like.”
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Moyes has taken his membership to new heights within the fashionable period, and Cundy is blown away by the work the Scot has completed.
The 58-year-old’s profession on a downward trajectory after Manchester United in 2014, however has actually discovered a house with West Ham in his second stint with the membership.
Cundy defined: “Over the final two years, what they’ve completed, the best way David Moyes has set them up, he’s an excellent supervisor, he’s an outstanding coach.
“Their recruitment has been excellent, they’ve not spent an enormous amount of cash, they’ve needed to stay on what is sort of a skinny squad.
“David Moyes has gone above and past something that was anticipated that he might obtain with this squad.
“Do not underestimate how huge that is, that is monumental.
“He’s had a troublesome time leaving Manchester United, he was virtually embarrassed by what he did there, then he went to Spain and it didn’t work out, went to Sunderland, didn’t work on the market.
“But he believed in what he was doing, credit to West Ham for bringing him back, they made the wrong choice in [Manuel] Pellegrini, they should have kept at that time, they made sure they rectified that error.”
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