David Moyes still confident West Ham will avoid relegation


Blaise Bourgeois

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On Wednesday night in a make-up of their postponed game, Manchester City cruised to a 2-0 victory over West Ham thanks to goals from Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne.

Though the Hammers only managed 22 per cent possession and failed to get a shot on target, manager David Moyes was proud of his side’s performance.

“I thought the players did a great job in trying to be organised, disciplined and structured in a way that would make it hard for them,” he said.

“We did it for long periods, but they move the ball so well. They advance the ball every time they move and put you on the back foot so many times.

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“There were lots of good defensive moments in the first half when we had to defend when it looked as if they were in, but overall I’d have liked us to play much better, especially with the ball and on the counter-attack.

“We had a few opportunities, and we didn’t take them.

“I want to be able to play, look forward and play good stuff. I think we showed really good organisational qualities tonight – we were disciplined in our roles, everybody knew what they had to do, and against these teams, you have to be.

“There will be games coming up when we have the chance to play differently, but obviously we’re in a period of a couple of tough games.”

Despite their seventh match without a victory, Moyes is still confident that West Ham will avoid the drop.

“I’m confident [we can get of the situation],” he added. “These games were always going to be difficult for us but getting a good structure, especially defensively [is important], because if you don’t concede any goals you always will pick up points.

“We have to take that, try to improve our football because we’ve got some good games coming up at home.”

Next up for West Ham is a difficult trip to Anfield to face Liverpool.