West Ham supervisor David Moyes admitted that the Hammers have performed higher groups than Eintracht Frankfurt after defeat within the Europa League semi-finals.
West Ham went to Germany for the second leg 2-1 down on mixture. They conceded within the first minute in London and regardless of preventing again to 1-1, Frankfurt gained 2-1 on the night time.
In Thursday’s second leg, the guests had been on the again foot early on once more when Aaron Cresswell obtained a pink card.
Rafael Borre subsequently made it 1-0 and 3-1 on mixture. Whereas West Ham had probabilities to come back again, they lacked a innovative and Frankfurt stood agency.
Talking to BT Sport, Moyes mentioned: “Actually upset, issues didn’t go for us on the night time. Small issues didn’t fairly occur and I’m actually pleased with the gamers.
“How they performed with 10 males was implausible and the way they stayed in it. Different groups would have folded and possibly ended up dropping two or 3-0, however the boys listed below are nice – robust boys.”
Moyes claimed he had “numerous complaints” for Cresswell’s pink card, however wouldn’t go into element. The left-back acquired the mistaken facet of Jens Petter Hauge, who was in on objective, and introduced the Norwegian down.
On West Ham‘s second-half efficiency, Moyes added: “I assumed we tried, we created probabilities. Truly, we would have had higher probabilities than Frankfurt did at the moment.
“However look, we congratulate Frankfurt. They undergo, we don’t, so we give them our greatest needs.
“If we’re being trustworthy, we in all probability misplaced the sport within the first 30 seconds of the sport on the London Stadium the place we conceded a objective. From that second, we had been chasing the sport.
“We’re going to attempt to every thing we are able to [to qualify again], we’ve loved being within the competitors. I don’t know if we’ve loved the officiating, however we’ve loved the competitors.”
On feeling pleased with his gamers’ run, he mentioned: “I don’t really feel any of that in the intervening time, I simply really feel disappointment as a result of I believe this was an opportunity. We’ve in all probability performed higher groups than Frankfurt.”
Moyes apologises for pink card
Moyes himself additionally had a second to overlook after he obtained a pink card within the second half.
As frustrations boiled over, the Scot kicked the ball again at a ball boy who was reluctant to present it to him.
Moyes mentioned: “I kicked the ball again on the ball boy, I apologise for that. He threw it very softly at me.”
As for the place West Ham go from right here, they will nonetheless qualify for subsequent season’s Europa League.
“I believe we’ve acquired a fairly good workforce, so we are able to strive once more,” the supervisor mentioned.
“We’ve discovered numerous issues, we’ll get wiser as we go alongside and do it a bit extra typically hopefully.”
West Ham return to motion on Sunday when going through relegated Norwich at Carrow Street.