By Dave Langton
There isn’t any different possibility for David Moyes subsequent week however to match Eintracht Frankfurt up if the Hammers are to achieve the Europa League remaining.
On Thursday, the German aspect received 2-1 on the London Stadium and it’s truthful to say that they appeared superb, though the Irons had loads of possibilities of their very own to attain.
Jarrod Bowen hit the woodwork twice and Stated Benrahma additionally rattled the publish with a long-range effort.
However a part of the issue was the truth that Frankfurt merely outnumbered the Hammers at most factors of the sport.
They started with a 3-4-2-1 formation, that means they’d 5 in defence with out the ball, and two wingers overloading each full-backs every time they attacked.
That’s how they scored their first purpose, with Ansgar Knauff in a position to ghost in on the again publish, after two left-sided gamers freed up house for a cross.
In opposition to them in Germany, Moyes MUST play the identical formation and match them up.
It could imply enjoying the next: Areola; Fredericks, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell, Johnson; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Antonio.
Doing so would permit the Irons the prospect to have their very own overloads, and create much more clear-cut probabilities within the second leg.
It could be the one manner the Hammers can attain the ultimate.