Under fire West Ham United boss David Moyes says his Celtic roots have made him a winner.
Moyes has struggled since his unpopular return to West Ham back in December.
The Scot won 4-0 in his first game back.
But his West Ham side have failed to taste victory again in the league since, in seven attempts.
Moyes was widely ridiculed when he bullishly told the world he was a ‘winner’ on his return to East London (BBC Sport).
‘Winning in my blood thanks to Celtic roots’
Many fans and pundits were quick to highlight his dismal managerial record since leaving Everton as evidence to the contrary.
But Moyes, who made 24 appearances for Scottish giants Celtic between 1980 and 1983, refused to back down when asked whether he would be positive in his tactical approach to keeping West Ham up this season (whufc.com).
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That’s where the similarities between Celtic and West Ham end, though.
One thing is for certain, West Ham need to start winning.
The Hammers can climb out of the bottom three with victory over in-form Southampton on Saturday.
Moyes will have to do so without impressive midfielder Tomas Soucek, who has been ruled out for a month through injury.
Hammers facing must-win game
West Ham won the reverse fixture 1-0 back in December.
The two clubs have had contrasting fortunes since with West Ham slipping further into danger and Southampton going on a streak that has all but ensured their survival.
Moyes’s side must try to get their first win for eight league matches to kickstart any hopes of survival.
A win would likely keep the Hammers out of the bottom three until they play Wolves at home, where they could do their survival hopes the world of good with another victory.
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But West Ham must take things one game at a time and pick up the four or five wins they need to stay up between now and May 17th.