David Moyes urges his West Ham stars to be wary of Atletico Madrid-esque ‘dark arts’ after Man United’s Champions League exit – and insists his side can win ‘fairly’ against Sevilla in all-or-nothing Europa League second leg
- West Ham are set to face Sevilla in an all-or-nothing Europa League second leg
- Boss David Moyes wants to prove that an English team can win fair and square
- Ukrainian Andriy Yarmolenko could start for West Ham, while Bowen is still out
- Moyes says West Ham will need the London Stadium to get behind the team
David Moyes says West Ham must be wary of Sevilla’s dark arts in Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second leg.
The first leg finished 1-0 to the Spanish side and West Ham, who are without Jarrod Bowen and likely to be missing Michail Antonio, must score to avoid an exit.
Atletico Madrid did a number on Manchester United in the Champions League on Tuesday as they bought free-kicks and milked injuries.
Moyes wants to show Spanish visitors Sevilla that an English side can win ‘fair’ and square
He doesn’t want West Ham to end up in the same position as Manchester United (above)
But Moyes wants to show that an English side can win fair and square.
The Hammers manager said: ‘This is a gentlemen’s sport. In some way we’re all desperate to win and we’d kick your granny, if you know what I mean, to get a result.
‘But in the same breath, you want to win in a fair and correct fashion.’
Ukrainian Andriy Yarmolenko could start for West Ham, with Bowen out until after the international break and Antonio fighting for fitness.
Ukrainian Andriy Yarmolenko (above) could start for West Ham in their Europa League clash
West Ham United will still be without injured Jarrod Bowen for the second leg of their tie
Moyes says West Ham will need the London Stadium to get behind the team on Thursday night
He trained away from the main group on Wednesday, along with Aaron Cresswell. The London Stadium needs to be as alive as it has ever been on Thursday.
‘We’re going to play against a side that will make it difficult, maybe disrupt the game at times and play a different way,’ Moyes said. ‘So we’re going to need the crowd to see that as well.
‘The London Stadium for really special games — Liverpool, Chelsea — we’ve had fabulous atmospheres. I’d expect this to be right up there.’