West Ham supervisor David Moyes admitted his facet may “not have the standard” required to play in a recreation the scale of the Europa League semi-finals.
The Hammers had been shocked by Frankfurt within the opening phases of Thursday’s first leg on the London Stadium. A cross which discovered its solution to Ansgar Knauff hit the again of their web throughout the first minute.
West Ham had been chasing the sport from that time, and struggled to get a foothold. They equalised within the first half, by Michail Antonio’s second purpose of the season in Europe.
However Moyes’ facet conceded one other early purpose within the second half. This time Daichi Kamada slotted house after some good Frankfurt play.
Moyes was real looking about his facet’s efficiency following the sport, in addition to expectations for the second leg.
“Not what we needed – we didn’t play nicely sufficient to get a outcome tonight nevertheless it’s nonetheless there, it’s not gone,” he advised BT Sport.
“We’ll go to the second leg most likely not fancied and do what we will to nonetheless make it.”
West Ham will not be more likely to simply roll over, particularly after coming so near levelling issues within the first leg.
Moyes admitted that his facet may not be on the stage required to play in a recreation of the Europa League semi closing’s magnitude, although.
“Possibly we don’t have the standard at instances required to be at this stage. Tonight we didn’t present it. Now we have to play higher,” he mentioned.
Moyes clear on second-leg ambitions
The supervisor appears conscious that his facet ought to have made extra of their possession. He additionally seems crystal clear on his ambitions for subsequent week, if West Ham are to make the ultimate.
“I feel we missed an terrible lot of alternatives to create possibilities, we must always’ve made extra, we had possibilities to cross the ball higher and didn’t take them, we missed large possibilities within the field,” he mentioned.
“We’ll should make extra subsequent week.”
The Scot additionally praised Antonio for his first purpose in all competitions in over a month.
“I hope it’s going to do him good, he works laborious for the crew, we want some high quality up entrance. We’d like all people to try to take their possibilities once they come.”
Antonio, and the remainder of the facet being on their video games for the second leg will probably be essential for West Ham’s hopes.