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Moyes admits Europa League semi-final is ‘huge’ for West Ham

David Moyes admits a Europa League semi-final is ‘huge’ for West Ham as the club look to overturn a first leg defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

The Hammers travel to face the Bundesliga side this evening, having fallen to a 2-1 defeat at the London Stadium in the first meeting between the sides last week.

 

West Ham booked their place in the semi-finals with a superb away performance at Lyon in the previous round and Moyes insists there’s ‘no reason’ his team can not turnaround the tie in Germany.

The East Londoners are in their first European semi-final since 1976 and the Scot admits it is a ‘huge’ occasion for all involved.

“A European semi-final is huge for me, the players, everybody,” said Moyes at his pre-match press conference.

“I’m thrilled to be taking the team here and it wasn’t long ago we were fighting relegation – it’s been a big climb and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t continue.

“We need a whole team performance. The biggest thing for me is we get to the final.”

The winners of the tie will meet either Rangers or RB Leipzig in the final in Seville, with the latter leading 1-0 on aggregate ahead of Thursday’s return in Glasgow.

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