Ahead of tonight’s Europa Conference League semi-final clash against AZ Alkmaar, David Moyes has dropped a significant hint regarding the team selection.
West Ham is currently in the Netherlands, preparing for what is arguably the most important match for the club since the FA Cup final in 2006.
The Dutch press has already provided fodder for David Moyes’ team talk by criticizing West Ham’s poor away performance this season.
Going into the second leg tonight, West Ham holds a 2-1 advantage. If the players perform at their best, our chances of advancing to the Conference League final will be strong.
There is a possibility that Moyes will have two key players available for tonight’s match, which would be of immense significance for the team.
The Scottish manager addressed the media during his pre-match press conference yesterday evening.
“Micky has travelled, so has Vladimir. They are both doing well so hopefully they will both have a chance of playing. Everything else seems OK at the moment so hopefully we are in the clear.”
As far as I’m concerned, that appears to be an explicit indication that both players will be in the starting lineup for tonight’s match.
The availability of Coufal and Antonio for selection would be an enormous advantage for West Ham as they approach tonight’s game. It is a pivotal moment for the club, with the opportunity to make history.
The outcome of the AZ Alkmaar vs West Ham Europa Conference League match will have a significant impact on the reputation of many of our players, as well as the manager. We can only hope that they all rise to the occasion.