David Moyes has shared what he told his West Ham players after our terrific 3-1 win away at Brighton yesterday.

West Ham boss David Moyes set up his side with a deep backline against Brighton and instructed his players to hit the hosts on the counter-attack at every opportunity.

READ ALSO: Jamie Redknapp shares something he loves about James Ward-Prowse after Brighton vs West Ham clash

It absolutely worked, with the Hammers running riot down on the south coast. In fact, it wouldn’t have been harsh on the Seagulls had we won the match 5-1.

Brighton & Hove Albion v West Ham United - Premier League
Photo by Rob Newell – CameraSport via Getty Images

Incredibly, West Ham are now sitting top of the Premier League table. I know it’s only three games into the season but still, nobody would have predicted that when the fixtures came out, considering the first three games we faced.

And Moyes is clearly buzzing about what lies in wait…

David Moyes shares what he told West Ham players in the dressing room after 3-1 win over Brighton

The Scot addressed the media after yesterday’s magnificent victory.

And Moyes responded when asked what he thought about his West Ham side currently sitting at the top of the Premier League table, as quoted via WHUFC.com:

David Moyes shares what he told West Ham players in the dressing room after 3-1 win over Brighton
Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images

“I can’t believe we’re top of the league! I’ve just said to the players that the challenge now is to keep fighting, keep pushing, and challenge each other. I remember three years ago, before we got in Europe and we were in Scotland for pre-season, and I said to the players about getting into Europe. That was our goal. I’ve told them we need to challenge the top teams this year, so we’ll see what we can do.”

It is so unlike Moyes to come out and be so openly bullish about what he expects of his side. He usually plays things like that down, but this time he moved away from his stock response. It certainly shocked me to hear Moyes take the bull by the horns and suggest that his team are ready to compete with the very best this season.

Can we really upset the applecart this season and gatecrash the top four?

It’s highly unlikely but who knows? If we get a deal for Kudus over the line, sign a centre-forward like Youssef En-Nesyri and perhaps bring in a top-class left-back as well, then we might just have a chance.

Moyes has clearly reverted to the counter attacking style that worked so well for the Hammers from 2020-2022. And guess what…it’s working again! We look like a right handful and teams are struggling to cope with us on the counter.

West Ham beating Brighton 3-1 yesterday will give everyone involved with the club some real hope about the season lying ahead.


Tim Steidten makes direct contact with special £34m striker

West Ham walk away from deal to sign 26-year-old

After Mohammed Kudus is done, West Ham have one more incredibly exciting signing in mind