Moyes eyeing another strong run after guiding West Ham into Europa Conference League group stage

By Sports Desk August 25, 2022 549

David Moyes is targeting another strong continental run after guiding West Ham to the Europa Conference League group stages with victory over Viborg.

The Hammers booked their place in Friday's draw after a 3-0 win at the Viborg Stadion rounded off a comprehensive 6-1 aggregate success over the Danish side. 

Gianluca Scamacca got the ball rolling for David Moyes' side in the second leg, while Said Benrahma and Tomas Soucek were also on target after the break to seal the deal.

West Ham enjoyed a marvellous run to the Europa League semi-finals last season, before losing out to eventual champions Eintracht Frankfurt.

Speaking to the media after Thursday's result, Moyes is hoping his squad can enjoy a similarly deep venture this time around.

"It is a special thing being in Europe, and what makes it really special is that you don’t get it very often," he told the club's official website.

"You can sometimes find people who treat it with a bit of disrespect, but I wanted to make sure we treat it with great respect because I want us to try and do well and compete it in.

"Now, we've got another period of European football and playing games in places we've maybe not done before, so we look forward to it.

"We tried really hard last year and we had a great run in it, and now we'll obviously try and do the same in this competition."

Scamacca and Pablo Fornals also highlighted the importance of grasping the opportunity to ensure another campaign of continental football at the London Stadium.

"We want to be in the Europa Conference League, so it was so important to win," the Italy international said.

"Everyone want to play in the European competitions, so it was a big night for us and we will give 100 per cent to go as far as possible."

Fornals added: "It's massive for us to be in the group stage. We're fighting every year to get European football for our people, and we couldn't miss this opportunity."

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