David Moyes gave optimistic information on the health of key West Ham defenders ahead of the Europa League semi-final second leg conflict with Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Scot says Ben Johnson is able to return after a thigh pressure saved him out of the 2-1 defeat to Arsenal, while Issa Diop has overcome an ankle downside which saved him out of the primary leg on the London Stadium.
The Irons path 2-1 from final week’s encounter and the return of the defensive duo offers Moyes a fine addition as he seems to be to mastermind a comeback on Thursday night time.
“Diop had an issue together with his ankle however has made an unimaginable restoration. Is he 100 per cent?
“Perhaps not however we’re on the stage of the season the place we have to take one or two dangers in getting him again within the squad.”
Now or By no means
League kind has dipped through the Hammers Europa League run, understandably in order a lot of the taking part in squad enter uncharted territory of their careers, but it surely now means qualification for a similar competitors they’re storming by at current now seems to be unlikely.
A Europa Convention League spot continues to be on the playing cards however given the upwards trajectory Moyes has overseen most eyes will probably be Europa League glory and a route into subsequent season’s Champions League.
They’ll need to be much more defensively stable to achieve the ultimate in Seville than they had been within the first leg, conceding after 30 seconds when Ansgar Knauff snuck in on the again put up to nod residence an opener that shocked the London Stadium.
Johnson and Diop’s return is well timed to say the least and provides Moyes a couple of aces up his sleeves as he seems to be to put in writing himself into club folklore.
In different West Ham information, a fan has been hospitalised after alleged Frankfurt ‘ultras’ assaulted a supporters group in Germany.