‘You’ve done an incredible job!’: David Moyes hails West Ham’s ‘brilliant achievement’ of reaching the Europa Conference League final… as the Hammers boss leads the dressing room in post-season celebrations match
- David Moyes gave a fiery post-match speech to hail West Ham’s achievement
- Hammers beat AZ Alkmaar to reach Europa Conference League final
- The sixty-something then took part in jubilant celebrations in the locker room
David Moyes spoke of West Ham’s “brilliant achievement” in the dressing room after Thursday’s win at AZ Alkmaar.
Pablo Fornals scored in injury time to give the Hammers a 1-0 win on the night, taking them to the Europa League Conference final 3-1 on aggregate.
While the full-time whistle was marred by violence directed at the West Ham families by home fans, the incident did not dampen the celebrations in the locker room at the end of a wonderful night for the club. , who reached their first European final in 47 years. .
According to footage on Twitter at the time, Moyes told his players and staff: “You did an incredible job, not just tonight, but throughout the tournament. This is a fabulous achievement from all of you. Well done.
He then took part in the loud and jubilant celebrations of the players as they bounced and sang to mark their hard work seeing off a Dutch side who were on an incredible 25-game unbeaten home streak in European competition.
David Moyes spoke to his players and staff after the win against AZ Alkmaar on Thursday
The 60-year-old hailed West Ham’s ‘brilliant achievement’ through their European campaign
The Scottish manager was then part of jubilant scenes after the Hammers made the final
WARNING: Explicit language in the video below
It showed a unified dressing room – somewhat at odds with persistent rumors that Moyes had lost their players in a rocky start to their domestic campaign.
In his post-match comments to BT Sport, the 60-year-old Scotland manager hailed West Ham staff for taking part in the final.
Moyes said: “For my staff, I thank them all. They have to put up with me pushing, nagging, little free time. If you want to play in Europe and be successful, the games come with that.
The last match of the competition, on June 7 in Prague, will be the third European final in West Ham’s history, and the first in almost half a century since losing the Cup Winners’ Cup final against Anderlecht in 1976.
They will face Fiorentina who booked their place in the final with Antonin Barak’s 120+9 winner, after being tied in both legs.
Before their big day in the Czech Republic, West Ham have two league games to complete: Leeds at home on Sunday afternoon, before a trip to Leicester on the final day of the season.
The Hammers have two more league games before facing Fiorentina in Prague next month