David Moyes has praised the West Ham fans – and noted that their support is helping the side perform better and get results.
They are fighting the drop, and after disastrous scenes that saw fans invade the pitch and Mark Noble fight them off, the club were plunged into crisis – and Moyes thinks that the fans are now trying to help the side – and that they know things are getting better, and things are going in the right direction.
He wrote in Standard Sport:
I just want to say a word about the West Ham fans as well. For me, they played a big part, the way they belted out ‘Bubbles’ before the kick-off was enough to give you goosebumps.
They sang the club’s old trademark song from their hearts and I know it gave everybody a lift.
You could see from the players’ reaction when the game started just how much it meant to them.
I’ve done one or two things with the fans recently and it’s been really good.
I think they can see that things are improving, despite our injuries, and the majority are saying to me, “Keep it going and just make sure we stay up”.
There are not many clubs that could guarantee almost 60,000 fans every home game and most of them being massively behind the team.
The main thing for the east London side from now until the end of the season is to add to their current total of 33 points, and make sure they pick up as many as possible, which will of course keep them safe from the drop.
Going down to the Championship would be a disaster for the Hammers, and certainly something they want to avoid, and a good run of form from now until the end of the season can certainly do that for them.