By West Ham Zone speaking to Frank McAvennie

3rd Jun, 2022 | 10:10am

Pundit 'disappointed' by end of West Ham United season, backs David Moyes to strengthen squad

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Frank McAvennie has admitted he was disappointed by the end of the season for West Ham, but has backed David Moyes to strengthen the squad and come back stronger.

The Hammers reached the Europa League semi-final and finished in 7th place in the Premier League, meaning they will play in the Europa Conference League next season despite challenging for a top four place for much of the campaign.

But McAvennie believes despite that slip up at the end of the season it was a good season overall and now the club must look forward to try and get back into the Europa League as a minimum next year

“I’m disappointed,” he told West Ham Zone. “I’m disappointed getting into the [Europa] Conference [League]. The supporters, come next year, the supports will take it.

“But they’ve got to be able to win because it’s been a great season and they let it slip at the end. David Moyes has come out and said they let it slip at the end and he’s not happy with it, and I can understand that. It means he’s having a go at his players but it’s been a good season.

“Maybe he’ll go over it in the summer, he’ll reflect and say it’s been a good season and he’ll come back stronger.

“Hopefully he’ll bring in better players to make them stronger. And next year go for the Europa League rather than the Conference League then hopefully the year after we’ll have a better chance of getting to the Champions League.”

The progress that the club has made under Moyes should’t go unnoticed, but dropping into the Conference League is seemingly a backwards step considering how well they did in the Europa League last season.

But with some strengthening to the squad and the manager ensuring that there is no complacency will only be a positive.

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