By Beck Pascal

2nd Feb, 2022 | 10:10pm

West Ham boss Moyes shares 'really exciting' second half of season message

David Moyes has branded every game a ‘cup final’ as West Ham build on an impressive half of the season. 

The Hammers are still fighting on all fronts – besides the EFL Cup – with a loss in any competition potentially damaging their chances of success in the second half of the season. 

Despite not strengthening their squad in the January window, Moyes admitted the Irons the remainder of the season will be ‘really exciting’. 

“I see nearly every game being a Cup final.” The Scot told West Ham.

“I hope we’re in a Cup final somewhere along the road, but I really do think that we’ve got nearly every game now will be a Cup final because it’s either meaning we’re challenging for places in Europe or we’re trying to get through in the FA Cup or trying to get through in the Europa League.

“So, I see the second half of the season being really exciting for us.”

He added “I’m hoping that the players can get right back to their top form. Obviously, we’ve just recently got Cressy and Kurt back, which has given us a boost as well.

“We’ve got Saïd back from the African Nations as well, so we’re very close to full tilt at the moment and Angelo is the only one who we’re really missing. So hopefully we can keep them all fit and keep them in good form.”

Time to shine 

It was crushing for all West Ham fans to see no additions made to the squad throughout the January transfer window. It was even more painful seeing the club squabble at the last minute, panicking trying to make last minute signings – probably the reason why three record bids were made. 

This is an issue that needs sorting out as soon as possible if David Sullivan and co genuinely want to take the Hammers to the next level. 

With that being said, we need to get behind the current crop of players we have. They more than anyone deserved some fresh legs amongst the squad, but they weren’t rewarded with it. 

Everyone needs to simply forget about it now and focus on the football that needs to be played over the second half of the season. 

The Hammers are pushing for top four and are still in the Europa League which will take up much of the squads’ efforts in the coming months. 

That’s not to forget the FA Cup. West Ham have shown they can beat anyone on their day and with Moyes eager to get to a final that could be the most viable option. A great second half of the season awaits, no matter the outcome. 

In other Irons news, Bowen says West Ham have ‘more than enough’ for second half of the season.