West Ham boss David Moyes taking it game by game in race for European spot

David Moyes firmly insists West Ham will take it one video game at a time in their quote to protect European credentials from the last 9 Premier League matches of the season.

The Hammers began the weekend’s action in 5th however by the time they deal with Wolves at Molineux on Monday might have dropped to seventh if outcomes break them.

London competitors Tottenham and champs Liverpool are on their coattails while in-form Chelsea in 4th have actually enhanced significantly because the January arrival of Thomas Tuchel.

Eager not to get ahead of themselves, the 57-year-old states West Ham will continue to concentrate on the instant objective and not the table throughout the next 2 months.

Moyes stated: “I did say that when we get to single games I would look at it, but it is really tight and there are five or six teams who could certainly be in different positions.

“What I have done in my head is simply take it one by one now and see where we go and then move on to the next one.

“We were not expected to be in this position but we are going to try and do everything to stay in this position and if that get’s us into one of the European competitions, then great.

“But if it doesn’t, we will look at it and probably still see it as a good season so we will have to try and keep going and make it a great season if we can by making it into a European competition.”

Monday night challengers Wolves remained in a comparable circumstance throughout the last 2 seasons and accomplished back-to-back seventh location surfaces, which made them an area in the 2019-20 Europa League where they reached the quarter-finals.

The fortunes of Nuno Espirito Santo’s males have actually altered this term with Diogo Jota’s departure to Liverpool a blow prior to crucial goalscorer Raul Jimenez suffered a fracture skull in November.

While Wolves have no transfer worries, they are not in the mix for Europe along with West Ham, however Moyes aspires not to undervalue them.

He included: “They have been a strong side for a few seasons now, I think everybody has seen that and we have seen how well they’ve done.

“We have to be aware of them in all different parts, they are good on the ball and they are a good all-round team.

“Maybe they’ve not had as good a season as they have had in the past, but that happens when you’re trying to grow and become a better club.

“Wolves have certainly done that in recent years and they’ve made great strides coming into the Premier League, staying there and actually competing at a really high level.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.