David Moyes does not want to make any false positives to West Ham fans after their spirited defeat to Manchester City. The Hammers were narrowly beaten 2-1 after goals from Ruben Dias and John Stones cancelled out a strike from Michail Antonio.
The Hammers are currently sat fourth in the Premier League but could lose their spot in the Champions League places should Chelsea win tomorrow. However, West Ham will not be out of the race if that does happen and can challenge the places if they carry on their good form between now and the end of the season.
Moyes, however, does not want to promise anything to fans and knows that the club still has a long way to go before it becomes one of the country’s top teams. It was only last season that the club was battling against relegation.
"“We want to finish as high as we can we are going to keep pushing but I don’t want to promise something I can’t deliver. If we keep playing as we are will be a lot closer to the top than the bottom.”David Moyes on West Ham season."
Manchester City carried on their good form against West Ham, putting a dent in the Hammers push for Champions League football next season.
Despite the result against Manchester City, West Ham can still be proud of what they have achieved so far this season. The Hammers have turned their fortunes around and deserve to be where they are in the league table.
Moyes was proud of his team’s performance against the potential runaway champions. The hammers gave a really good account of themselves and could have nicked a point right at the end of the match. Tomas Soucek was inches away from knocking in an Issa Diop header.
"“I thought we did a good job against what everyone says is a really good side. Just disappointed that we get a chance right at the end of the game to get an equaliser but we don’t take it. But we have to say well-done to the players for their performance, we put on a good show and worked really hard, just unfortunate not to get a result.”David Moyes on Manchester City defeat."
Usually, the Hammers are thrashed by the Citizens at the Etihad. David Moyes’ side can be proud that they have only conceded one more goal than they have scored against City this season. The performances against City just show how far the club have come in the last year.
West Ham can get themselves back to winning way next Monday when they welcome Leeds United to the London Stadium. The Hammers beat the Yorkshire side 3-1 earlier in the season at Elland Road.