Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham United – Reaction
David Moyes remained cautiously positive despite overseeing his West Ham United side record their fourth Premier League win on the bounce, moving the East Londoners into fourth place in the process.
In truth, West Ham was far better than the 3-2 scoreline would suggest. Tomas Soucek led the way for the east Londoners with a brace and Moyes was quick to heap praise on the Czech, who has established himself as a fans favourite at teh London Stadium.
“I keep saying that Tomas has got a great goalscoring record and he’s a great boy and he’s a good footballer as well,” Moyes enthused.
“When you think from a year ago when we bought him, the difference he has made to the team is fantastic.
“You can talk about a lot of players but there has been an incredible lot of improvement from so many different players and long may that continue.”
The Scotsman refused to get carried away with the Hammers league position: “We are in the top four tonight and we want to raise expectations, but we’ve also got to be mindful and we don’t want people getting carried away, but don’t think for a minute that I’m giving it up.
“We’re on it and the players are on it and I think they can even do much better.
“I think we are only scraping the surface and there is a lot more to come.”
Nevertheless, winning is a habit the Hammers chief admitted he’d quickly get used to, adding: “Let’s keep them going because I’m not getting tired of winning, that’s for sure.
“I just hope that it’s giving the supporters something to really get excited about, and they see hopefully we’re here to stay and we’re not going to go away.
“I think the bigger thing tonight was that we played well. There have been other games where we’ve got results but I didn’t really like the performance, but tonight I really liked the performance.
“The only thing I didn’t like was the finishing because we could have had four or five, but I’ve told Micky I hope he’s saving his goals for the upcoming games.”
(Quotes courtesy of West Ham United FC)