It leaves the Hammers with a significant uphill battle to qualify for the ultimate however there have been probabilities for the Irons to win the sport in 90 minutes.
Jarrod Bowen hit each the publish and the crossbar, the latter with an injury-time bicycle kick, whereas Stated Benrahma additionally hit the publish with a long-range effort.
And Soucek insists that the Hammers want to stay assured of reaching the ultimate forward of subsequent week’s second leg in Germany.
Talking after the sport, as per the BBC Sport web site, the Czech Republic worldwide mentioned: “We had many probabilities. It’s potential to undergo, there may be nonetheless quite a bit to play for within the second leg.
“It was exhausting from the start however we reacted properly. We must always go there very assured to undergo to the ultimate. We have been the higher workforce immediately, there may be nonetheless a very good probability for us. It’s potential to beat them, we’re the higher workforce.
“We didn’t present up adequate immediately. For some gamers the second leg would be the greatest sport of their lives.”
The Irons are in motion towards Arsenal this weekend in a sport that’s prone to characteristic a much-changed workforce forward of subsequent week’s second semi-final.