By Sam Stone

6th May, 2022 | 10:10am

West Ham United manager David Moyes apologies after volley at Frankfurt ball boy

West Ham manager David Moyes has apologised for kicking a ball at a ball boy, but joked “it was nicely on the volley” for him.

The incident came in the latter stages of West Ham’s 3-1 aggregate defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Moyes was frustrated with the ball not being returned quickly enough, yet he did see the funny side of the incident.

Talking in his post-match press conference, Moyes said: “I have to apologise for kicking the ball but the ball boy left it short and it was nicely on the volley for me.”

Moyes can see the funny side

On a night of huge disappointment for West Ham it was crucial that Moyes didn’t let things turn sour.

The incident with the ball boy was an unsavoury incident which saw the West Ham boss sent off.

Emotions were clearly running high and Moyes would probably act differently if the situation were to arise again.

Even on a night of frustration, it is good to see David Moyes see the funny side of the incident.

He faces a huge task to rejuvenate his West Ham side ahead of the culmination to their Premier League season.

The Hammers are mathematically out of the running for the Champions League places, but can still qualify for next seasons Europa League and Uefa Conference League.

It is crucial that the Hammers retain some sort of European football next season.

They are currently three points ahead of Wolves having played a game more.

The Hammers have been in poor form in the League, so it will be a huge task for Moyes to turn the ship around after their European adventure.


In other West Ham news, there were “not good scenes” on the pitch after the final whistle last night.

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