West Ham’s Presser: From Foxes to transfers and everything in between

Today was press conference day at Rush Green as David Moyes talked everything West ham related leading up to the Leicester City clash tomorrow night.

It’s almost as if West Ham hasn’t taken a break since early December and the matches are still coming in thick as thieves at the moment. In today’s presser, Moyes talks about everything from transfers to Foxes and of course, the dreaded Hammers injury line.

Starting on the injury front it seems to be more of the same yet there is some light at the end of the road. It has been reported by Football.London that Michail Antonio could be making his return against the Foxes tomorrow night. The likes of Wilshere, Yarmolenko, and Fabianski are not expected to be fit.

Moyes commented on the grievance front saying:

“Felipe has a problem with his back and it could keep him out for a while, four weeks we think. Antonio is getting close.”

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Michail Antonio of West Ham United battles for possession with Jan Bednarek of Southampton during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and West Ham United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 14, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Michail would be a good addition to get back before the Leicester City match even with the Foxes losing their past 2 matches, this looks to be a tough one for the Hammers. In regards to West Ham United’s upcoming opponents and the match, the Gaffer was quoted saying:

“Everybody has been impressed with them, Brendon had done exceptionally well. Their players need credit too. Everybody is aware of how good they are. We think are improving.”

So, we know who to expect and not expect back for tomorrow’s match, but what about new faces? The rumors are out there as they always are, but what did Moyes have to say at the presser on Tuesday afternoon?

“Probably the same story, trying to bring them in quickly if the right ones are there. It is not an easy window to do business in and we need players to hit the ground running. Plus players for the future as well.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 01: David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United speaks to his backroom staff prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on January 01, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Previous fears have emerged as Moyes did say (and I’m paraphrasing here) that they want to add 1 or 2 more players but there is a chance that the Hammers could end up skunked and not bring in a single transfer this window.

Besides Antonio coming back, the most promising detail from this press conference was the fact the Moyes seemed to want to take the credit for the successes and failures of his team just like a good manager should. He said he wants to build a team that we are “able to shout about.”

Next: Will the West Ham board lure anyone in by the end of the window?

All in all, it’s more of the little bit of this and a little bit of that talk about in today’s presser as many questions are still left unanswered and with Leicester, tomorrow, let’s all just hope for a good result to keep the Hammers up from the dread relegation zone. Until then, COME ON YOU IRONS!

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