Moyes: European spot would be ‘enormous step’ for West Ham
West Ham boss David Moyes says getting a European spot this season would be an ‘enormous step’ for the club.
The Hammers are currently sixth in the Premier League after 23 matches.
A win this evening against Sheff Utd would take them above Chelsea and reigning champions Liverpool in the table.
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Ahead of the match against Sheff Utd, Moyes was asked about the prospect of bringing European football to the London Stadium.
He told the PA news agency: “If we can finish strongly great, but it will be very, very difficult with the teams challenging us and just below us.
“I think we are capable, but can we do it is another thing.
“I want to get West Ham involved with the big boys and if we are going to do that we have got to get into Europe.
“I don’t know if we can do it this year and if we are ready, and it would be a humongous step we had taken if we even got close to that. It would be enormous.
“But if we are still in position when the games remaining comes down to single figures, let’s see if we can focus on one game at a time and see what we can do.”
This season has been one of the busiest on record for Premier League teams.
Speaking about the schedule, Moyes continued: “The games come thick and fast. Prior to the game against Manchester United, the players and the staff had had no days off for about the full month since January 3, so it’s been an incredible run just because of games.
“But in a strange way I hope in the future that’s the way it’s going to be and I’m going to talk about European games or something else because we’ve got game after game, and we’ll have to get used to that I hope.
“At the moment, the last month or two has been fruitful for us and it’s shown that we can cope with a game on a Saturday, Tuesday at this moment in time.”