Moyes sets sights on Champions League


The 2-1 win over Burnley on Tuesday evening in the league has placed West Ham United within touching distance of Uefa Champions League football next season.

Head coach David Moyes decided to pick an attacking side and told them to “go for it” and they responded by racking up 22 shots on goal.

The Hammers move up to fifth in the Premier League table, three points behind Chelsea in the final Champions League spot with four games left to play.

“I’m hoping with four games to go, people still talk about us and the Champions League. We want to take it down to the final day and try to sneak in,” Moyes told BBC Sport.

“It will probably need us to win all four games. Europe would be an incredible achievement. I think I’ll be disappointed if we don’t get there now.

“Most of the games this season we’ve played very well. We’ve missed some players through injury which has affected us. We’ll keep going, we’re not going away.”

Moyes welcomed back Michail Antonio from injury, and the striker responded by scoring a brace for West Ham.

“Michail Antonio made a great impact. He’s come back in good condition, good shape … he’s a big influence in the team and we’re glad to have him back,” added Moyes.

With Burnley nine points above the relegation zone, their survival in the Premier League is not yet mathematically ensured but manager Sean Dyche believes they are trending in the right direction.

“They (West Ham) are chasing Champions League spot and we are trying to look after ourselves. We didn’t go too far wrong. Our level of performance has been good,” he told Sky Sports.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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