‘I think we would all say a lot of the things Norwich have done have been very good’ - Hammers boss
PUBLISHED: 14:41 10 July 2020 | UPDATED: 14:41 10 July 2020
West Ham boss David Moyes says he has been impressed with Norwich City’s off the field, ahead of Saturday’s relegation clash at Carrow Road.
Moyes can help relegate the Canaries if the Hammers end a ruin of eight league games without a win on the road.
While City have struggled to adjust to the Premier League, Moyes believes there is plenty to admire about the club.
“I think we would all say a lot of the things Norwich have done have been very good,” said Moyes.
“I think we would all like it if football was less about spending money. If football was only about how much money you had to spend, it would ruin the game. It should be about coaching, developing players and recruiting the right ones.
“I have been impressed with the way they have gone about things.”
The Hammers are still not out of trouble - they are three points and two places above Bournemouth, who occupy the third relegation spot.
“We had a good point at Newcastle last week,” said Moyes. “Hopefully we can perform as well again, but at this point getting the points and getting over the line is the thing.
“We’ve got four games to go and we need to win at least a couple of them so we will do all we can to do that.”
“Good performances lead to good results and I have to say I don’t think our performances have always been matched by the results.
“We might have had more chances in our game on Wednesday than we’ve had in any game, but we just didn’t take them. You couldn’t have said it was for lack of trying or lack of opportunities.
“I’ve been talking to the defenders. We’ve got to try and find a way not to concede any goals. That’s a big factor.”
Former City midfielder Robert Snodgrass won’t feature at Carrow Road as he recovers from injury, but striker Sebastian Haller, whose challenge on Canaries defender Christoph Zimmermann in August left the centre-half sidelined for almost three months, could play.
“We can’t really judge his form because he’s played 20-30 minutes,” said Moyes. “We’re just getting him back from injury so he’s not fully fit but he’s capable of helping us out. Hopefully he will regain his match-fitness quite quickly.
“Seb and Michail (Antonio) worked well together before lockdown, but we’ve not really had the chance to use that combination due to his injury.”