Live Blog: David Moyes’ Pre-Crystal Palace Press Conference Live From Rush Green

Press Conference Live Blog

2:30 PM: Unfortunately, that’s it from us here this afternoon as David Moyes has now finished speaking to us, thank you very much for tuning in this afternoon and we hope that you have enjoyed our coverage of today’s Press Conference, please do stay across all of our Platforms for further reaction to this Presser and check out all of our build-up to tomorrow night’s visit of Crystal Palace to the London Stadium.

But, that’s not all, you can join us again right here from 5:45 PM tmorrow evening live from the London Stadium for another Live Blog, featuring live and exclusive build-up, text commenary and reaction from the clash with Roy Hodgson’s men, please do tune in then as you won’t want to miss our coverage of the key Premier League clash, until then, I’ve been your Host Reporter Luke Glanville live from a rainy Rush Green Training Ground, thank you very much, see you tommorrow and good afternoon.

On The Must-Win Nature Of The Game Ahead:

“Do you know, I think every game was near enough a must-win and then we had the big games like Arsenal, where we were able to get a point, then we got a result against Chelsea, we beat Chelsea, then we went to Tottenham and we drew at Tottenham.

And every game we had felt like a must-win game and I suppose we go into this game the exact same, must-win, I think Football in the Premier League gets that way now, if you’re at the top, its a must-win because you want to stay at the top and if you’re at the bottom, you have to do it to avoid the bottom three, so I think that it will be a tough game for both teams and hopefully, a good game”.

On The Future Of Joe Hart:

“Well, I think we’ve got two number one goalkeepers at the moment, Adrian’s got the jersey, the pressure’s on Adrian to stay in, we want good competition, we know what Joe’s capable of, he’s played well in the games, I couldn’t fault him for anything’s that happened in the games, so we’re looking forward to keeping Joe and making sure he works hard to push back into the team”.

On The Importance Of The Run Of Fixtures Ahead:

“Well, sometimes that can get lost in where we are, we’ve actually moved out from the bottom three, we’ve got ourself up the table, the job now is to stay up the table and move into the top half if possible, but I do know that Crystal Palace will be a tough team.

Probably, them and ourselves outside the top six are the form teams, so tough game, Roy’s done a brilliant job with Crystal Palace, he really has, when you think when he took over, the games they had and the position they were in, in the League, you’d have thought it’s going to be really difficult for Palace, but he’s got them going in the right direction, so tough game for us, but it will be a tough game for them as well”.

On The Efforts Of The Owners In This Transfer Window:

“I think it’s nearly an insulting question, are they doing as much as they can, of course they’re doing as much as they can, they want West Ham to be as good as they can be, they’re doing everything they can, they’re giving us the funds if it’s for the right players are available.

As we said, it’s difficult to get the right players, there’s not been loads of Transfers and if there have been, they’ve been extremely expensive ones as well”.

On The Futures Of Reece Burke And Josh Cullen:

“Decisions will be made on them probably after, we need to take it right to the wire, we would have liked to have done it sooner, what your question suggested is that we’ve got a few injuries, so we need those boys around just now”.

On Whether Injuries Are Affecting Transfer Dealings:

“Well, we had priorities and we still have and the priority is to add good players to your Squad, what you don’t want to do is add players who are just going to make a number up and actually sound good because you Media boys need to hear a name and their getting brought up.

Ultimately, we are short of players just now so we could do with adding it, but I’m not going to bring people in here who I don’t think are going to make a difference to the team, it’s a waste of money and it’s also a waste of time as well, we want to bring people in who we think can, in some way, contribute between now and the end of the season, if not longer”.

On Whether There Will Be Any Further Arrivals In This Transfer Window:

“Possibly, you know the way Football is, there’s other people who we’ve had offers from clubs, whether those offers improve at all, if they improve then it might make things look like it, but other than that, we’re gettig near the end and I think we will all be glad when it’s over”.

On Diafra Sakho’s Departure:

“When I joined the club, they told me Diafra would go in January, it took it a bit longer in January than we expected, but in the end, it looks as if, as far as I know, everything’s happened and it’s been done”.

On The Arthur Masuaku Incident:

“Well, I spoke with him yesterday in the Office and he was really, he was sad about the whole thing, but we were sad because he cost us but I actually felt that he was really remorseful, he said I’ve never done it before, I’ve never been sent off before and especially for this incident.

So, yesterday, he was really down about the whole thing and rightly so, but we’re down because he’s played well for us, he’s been a big part of the team and we’re gonna miss him in the coming weeks, it was a terrible thing he done I think everybody knows, in our culture, it’s just non-acceptable whatsoever if you do that and as I said, what he gets, he’ll deserve it”.

On The Current Injury Situation At West Ham United:

“We’ve got people close and we’ve got people on their way back and hopefully, there’s a few others who are not gonna be too far away as well, so we’ll keep going along, in the main, we’ve been in a good place, club’s pick up injuries, so we’ve got a few at the moment”.

On Pedro Obiang’s Injury Against Wigan Athletic:

“He’s got a medial ligament injury, so it’s one of these injuries, you can’t quite get the result immediately as far as how long it’s gonna take, it’s not a cruciate, he’s not done anything to his cruciate so that’s really good news, we’re just waiting to see if it’s a rupture in his ligament or if it’s just actually medial ligament damage, so their still assessing it, it got checked, it got scanned yesterday, I just don’t have an exact time of what we think it’s gonna be”.

1:56 PM: A slightly late David Moyes has arrived here to speak to us, live quotes to follow………..

1:25 PM: The Press Conference Room is filling up nicely and the atmosphere building here, Moyes should address us in around five minutes here at Rush Green.

1:20 PM: If you’re just joining us, we will be bringing you live coverage of David Moyes’ Presser this afternoon, we have an exciting one in store today and expected topics of discussion could include the FA Cup Fourth-Round defeat away at Wigan Athletic, Arthur Masuaku’s controversial red card and ban in that match and of course, the few days that remain of the January Transfer Window.

1:15 PM: Just 15 more minutes until Moyes is scheduled to arrive here, stay right here with us.

1:10 PM: We are in position and waiting for the Gaffer here in the Rush Green Media Centre, around 20 minutes left till he addresses us.

1:05 PM: I apologise for the lack of visuals of the gloomy skies over the Media Centre today, there were too many outside it to picture it, but you’ve seen it enough over the last few weeks and months anyway.

1:00 PM: Good afternoon from a chilly Rush Green Training Ground where we have arrived to bring you live coverage of David Moyes’ Pre-Crystal Palace Presser, firstly, I would like to thank you for joining us on this Monday afternoon, I’m your host Reporter Luke Glanville and you can follow me on Twitter @Glanville_Luke and the Site @MooreThanAClub.

You’ve come to the right place for exclusive live quotes and reaction as the West Ham United Manager speaks to us before the key Premier League visit of Crystal Palace to the London Stadium, don’t go anywhere, it should be a very interesting one this afternoon with plenty to discuss about matters both on and off the pitch, Moyes is scheduled to be joining us here in the Media Centre in under 30 minutes, so stay with us.

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