David Moyes says the ‘spirit’ in the West Ham dressing room is improving and his players are enjoying their football again.
West Ham have climbed into the top half so far, beating Sheffield United 1-0. Sébastien Haller’s rare goal was to make a difference.
This means that West Ham’s first result after the international break was exactly the same as the last before him, against Fulham.
Their opponents are going through a tougher time this season, but Moyes knew his team had to take advantage.
“I’m delighted to earn three points,” Moyes said Sky Sports. “They have a lot of good players, a good manager – I know what it is like when you get into a losing race.
“Right now our boys are playing with a lot of confidence and luckily we had another victory today.
“I hope we can play even better. The eighth is awesome at the moment hopefully we can look up and not down like we have done too often.
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Moyes discusses changes behind the scenes
West Ham finished just five points above the relegation zone last season, but things are still improving this year.
Moyes says it’s important to stay grounded, but believes the changes her staff are implementing are paying off.
He said: “We are not going to get too carried away, but in the locker room there is a great spirit. We have changed a lot behind the scenes and players are embracing it.
“We have to make sure that the players appreciate their work and their work that will help us in the games.”