West Ham warning as Frankfurt coach to 'go for win from the first second' in semi-final second leg
West Ham have been given a warning by Eintracht Frankfurt’s head coach Oliver Glasner ahead of their Europa League semi-final second-leg.
David Moyes’ side are looking to overturn a 2-1 deficit in Germany to reach the Europa League final in Sevilla.
However, Frankfurt coach Glasner has insisted his side will be going for the win from the outset at the Deutsche Bank Park.
Talking to Uefa’s official website, Glasner said: “With our fans behind us, we’re going for a win from the first second, and our approach has to be to challenge their defence.
“We need an even better performance than the first leg.”
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Glasner’s words could be encouraging signs for David Moyes’ side.
Frankfurt were a constant threat on the counterattack at the London Stadium, with Ansgar Knauff and Serbian Filip Kostic providing the away side with width and pace on the break.
West Ham struggled to break down Frankfurt, who were more than happy to sit back and wait for their opportunities to break.
West Ham have shown this season they’re an excellent counter-attacking side.
With Antonio as a target and Jarrod Bowen running off the striker, it has proven an effective outlet for the Hammers.
If Frankfurt look to take the game to the Hammers, then David Moyes’ side could exploit the home side on the break, with more gaps appearing in their defence.
If Frankfurt looked to adopt the same tactics they employed at the London Stadium, then it would be hard for the Hammers to break down the German side.
It could well be mind-games from the Frankfurt head coach, but if they do take the game to David Moyes’ men, West Ham could well repeat the performance that saw them beat Lyon 3-0 in France.
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