By 90Min
November 13, 2017

David Moyes has admitted that it could be 'difficult' to select a team for his first game in charge of West Ham.

The Scotsman was appointed last week after the dismissal of Slaven Bilic, with the Hammers sitting in 18th place in the Premier League.

West Ham travel to Watford next weekend, and Moyes has stressed that he has a talented squad at his disposal.

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“There is a stronger squad of players here,” he told The Sun. “It will be difficult to identify necessarily an 11.

“I’m sure many people will pick different teams but there is a group of players here, where realistically 15 or 16 could potentially be starting every Saturday. I don’t think West Ham have a bad team. There are wins there.”

And Moyes added that it is crucial the more experienced players in the squad take on board his instructions.

“We need them with the stuff we’re going to implement and the work we’re going to do," he said. “They need to be there and say, ‘Yeah, we know what we’ve got to do’.


“You prepare and organise them during the week and then they have a responsibility — that’s why these players are paid good wages.

“They can’t just look at the manager and say, ‘We need him to tell us what to do’ when defending a corner or whatever.

“If West Ham end up getting the Everton team from when I left, they will be loving it because we had a great team in the last two years.

“We finished above Liverpool in those last two seasons and we were regulars in the Europa League.”

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