West Ham | Moyes: Frankfurt has to defend the lead

“It wasn’t long ago that we fought against relegation,” said Moyes on Wednesday evening after arriving in Frankfurt am Main and looking back on the past few weeks and months. “It has been a great upswing since then, and I see no reason why it shouldn’t be continued.”

Moyes is well aware that the hammers are faced with a hammer -hard task. “We are the hunter in this game because we are a goal in the back,” said the 59-year-old, but also pointed out that the Frankfurters were “who have to defend the lead”.


We are used to the English fans week after week. It’s definitely different.

Jarrod Bowen

The coach is excited about the atmosphere in the main metropolis. “Even if we are the away team, we are really looking forward to what Eintracht Frankfurt will show us in the stadium. We saw football without fans for two years. But football is for the fans. We want them to make them a great atmosphere care for.”

The attacker Jarrod Bowen, who described the appearance of the Frankfurt fans in London as “great” and who is looking forward to the Frankfurt experience, was similar: “It is good to experience different cultures. We are used to the English fans every week. That. It’s definitely different. But in a European semi-finals I would definitely expect nothing more than a top atmosphere. “

diop’s return quite possible

Moyes also showed that on Thursday evening (live! From 9 p.m. at Eintracht Frankfurt), a return of central defender Issa Diop was also possible. The Frenchman recently failed with an ankle injury and was “maybe not at 100 percent”, but a slightly greater risk can be taken in this phase of the season.