It has been 46 years ago that Eintracht and West Ham crossed the blades in the cup of cup winners. The Frankfurters won the first leg 2-1 despite the 0-1 deficit. In the second leg, however, the SBU lost 1: 3. “I think it is very special that two teams that connects a story meet again,” said West Ham coach Moyes, who knows some players from back then, at the press conference on Wednesday.
Frankfurt and Eintracht were already known to him. “This is a big name in German football with incredible fans,” said Moyes: “I was already in some games in Frankfurt, where they were always great support.”
West Ham does not have to hide in this regard. “We also have a really big stadium and a fantastic audience. I hope that we can show that,” Moyes pounded the followers of the hammers before the first leg in the Europa League semi-final this Thursday (9 p.m., live! At West) indirectly.
At the latest after the quarter -finals against Barcelona, respect for the Bundesliga man is great. “It was an incredible achievement to beat Barcelona over two games. That shows what qualities the Frankfurt have,” said Moyes, to add: “I see some parallels to my team, it will be an interesting game.”