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Every word David Moyes said on creating his own West Ham history and Chelsea

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What is the latest team news?

Yeah, they’re getting closer. They’ve both been out on the grass joining in bits of training. We’re hopeful we can get them around the team, I’m not sure if they are exactly ready yet but they are getting closer that’s all I can say.

Any other concerns?

No, we’ve got Arthur (Masuaku) back, or trying to get back. He rolled his ankle just a couple of days before the start. He’s on the grass as well, he’s trained a little bit with the young players as well. So that’s getting him closer. Whether that will be ok for tomorrow I’m not quite sure.

What have you learned from the games so far?

What I have found is that I have played two Champions League teams who wouldn’t look out of place in the Champions League if they qualified in Wolves and Tottenham. You’ve seen how well Wolves have started, we k now about Tottenham, I actually think we were always having a difficult return with the teams we had to play and it’s proved to be.

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I actually think we’ve done a lot of good things. There are some times when teams are in this position you get questioned a little bit. But we had our second best physical stats from the game against Tottenham, we have our third most sprints of the season.

So I think sometimes you have got to be careful you are not looking at the wrong picture. We feel there a lot of good things we are trying to do. What we haven’t done is scored when we’ve had opportunities and most of all we haven’t concentrated fully for the 90 minutes to make sure we don’t concede any goals.

How helpful is a week between games?

David Moyes has a job on his hands to steer West Ham clear of trouble

I think it has been helpful because it’s given us a chance to just settle down and not be quite so go from one recovery and go to the next game. I said before I think it was a bit unfair we had to play Tottenham two days after and they had a day longer, and to be fair Jose agreed with that as well.

It’s a little bit different for Frank and Chelsea because they had an FA Cup tie, and we wish we had been in the quarter-finals.

In answer to your question, yeah we had a week to get on with some more work, but also we’re in a bit of a game mode at the moment, adopted sort of ‘let’s get the games played and finished and done of we can’.

Encouragement from beating Chelsea this season?

Well I hope the team can take comfort from it, we’re looking for positives, we’re looking for things to keep us nice and high.

When I was here last time we beat Chelsea at home and as you rightly said the players had a good result against them this season so we have to look at it as a real positive.

But I was one of the fortunate ones that went to see Chelsea against Manchester City in midweek and undoubtedly we saw two very very good teams, two technically gifted teams and obviously a real good game as well.

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A word on the three players who left the club today?

The disappointment was to lose Jeremy [Ngakia] because we really wanted to keep him but we have spoken about that before and it’s now gone, we move on.

Losing Pablo was something we knew was coming, it could have happened last season but he stayed on for a bit longer, he is a top professional. Top guy to work wirth, I’ve had him twice now.

Look at his career and what he achieved, his medals, it was really good to work with him. He talks a lot, shows a lot and works well with the younger players here.

Jeremy Ngakia has left West Ham (Image: Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)

125th birthday for West Ham yesterday, incredible history at the club

West Ham has a fantastic history but what we want is new history and I want the chance to build new history, make new history, create something which gives us a feeling of hope for the future.

The big thing first though is to win our next four or five games and make sure we are a Premier League club, if we do that then we can start building new history and I want to be the guy to do it.

I have got a lot of ideas and thoughts where I want to take the club if I can do it but I have to mention there have been some unbelievable managers and players at this club who are recognised worldwide.

Will the season go down to the Villa game on the last day? History tough to judge when you don’t know what league you’re in yet next year?

I always thought it could, always felt there was a good possibility of that when you looked at the fixtures.

The history? We can’t make that just yet, we have got loads and loads of things to do but I think as long as you recognise your mistakes and can improve then I think that we have a chance of getting better.

I certainly recognise that. I want to improve the club, improve personally, I want to do a lot of things that can hopefully make the club better.

You need a goalscorer - is that the biggest concern?

Michail Antonio after West Ham's defeat to Spurs (Image: Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United FC via Getty Images)

Let’s be fair, we haven’t had some score loads and loads of goals prior to it [Haller’s injury] and there isn’t a magic wand to change it. We have to change it, get goals from every area on the pitch, not just the centre forward.

We need the centre half to come up with one, a free kick, someone score from distance, it won’t just be down to one person. I am more interested in what the team does than what any one person will do.

This game a free-hit? Norwich, Burnley, Watford more winnable?

We will have played three teams that are going for the Champions League who have quality all over at the moment.

I’d never use the words free hit, I’ve never had a game in my career that’s a free hit. You have to win, I am trying to win all the games, it doesn’t matter who we play.

We went to Anfield not so long ago and gave a really good account of ourselves, in more recent games when it has looked like the odds are against us we have given a really good account of ourselves and gone very close.

I have to hope one of these days we tip the balance and the result goes our way. But I don’t disagree, we have to score more goals but in truth, we have to not concede because that makes it so much harder.

Mark Noble your talisman, how important is he in the relegation battle?

Reliable, resilient, a leader, all words to describe him, he’s got it all. There are times where we will have to look after him because he is a bit older but the situation we are in at the moment? We need Mark Noble because he knows what it means, it has been there. He can take on jobs that many others can’t, take responsibility when the chips are down and he’s doing everything he can.

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Positives from Spurs? Battling spirit?

As I said earlier, the Spurs game had our second best physical stats of the whole season, it was our third best amount of sprints we had made across the whole season, so sometimes people can get the wrong impression.

We played a Spurs team with some top players and I thought our players did everything they could to get a result. I thought someone might have asked about the handball but that’s obviously gone now but the fact of the matter is, that did have an impact on the game.

I said to the players immediately after the game they worked incredibly hard, I didn’t know about the handball until I saw it after. If I had seen it during the game I would have gone apoplectic at the side of the pitch because of how unfair the decision was.

But I didn’t get to see it and the goal was given.

Those moments could be critical then, must be frustrating?

Yes. I’m repeating myself but I said to the players at the end of the game we needed something to change our luck. The saying through life has always been the harder you work, the more luck you get. I don’t think that has really changed.

The harder you work, you try and do everything you can , your luck will change and that’s the way we are looking at it.




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