West Ham face 'awkward' London Stadium clash v Sevilla - Ray Parlour
Ray Parlour has outlined an “awkward” problem West Ham might face in the return leg of their Europa League clash with Sevilla.
The Hammers fell to a 1-0 defeat to the second placed La Liga side last night (March 10) but will take a lot of encouragement into the London Stadium clash.
Parlour believes David Moyes has to get the Irons set up to have a chance of reaching the quarterfinals.
Speaking on talkSPORT live on air, he said: “The problem that you have is how you approach the game.
“Sevilla have got a great defensive record; I think they have the best in La Liga. So, will West Ham come out and really have a go? The problem you have got is if they hit you on the break Sevilla.
“It’s an awkward one because sometimes these teams, you sit off and they hit you on the break very quickly.
“Suddenly you are a goal down and you have got two goals to chase.”
West Ham face the most important game in the best part of two decades at the London Stadium next week and as Parlour alluded to, Moyes has to get in spot on.
The Hammers have already seen just how strong Sevilla are in defence and you can expect their defensive efforts to be taken up a notch now that they have a lead to defend.
The Hammers have found it very difficult to score of late which suggests they will face a frustrating night at the London Stadium, in front of the home fans.
It is vital they remain patient and supportive of the team and keep all of the negative moans and groans seen so often at home.
Unwavering support will not only help the team but leave the Spanish visitors under even more pressure.
The Irons should look to get on the front foot from the off and really take the game to Sevilla who could crumble if Moyes’ side scores early.
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