European Super League. Florentino Perez’s brainchild seems to be dead in the water before it even got going. And that could end up playing right into the hands of West Ham United.
David Moyes has worked wonders at the London Stadium since taking over as Hammers boss for the second time in December 2019.
The Scot has little old West Ham flying high in fifth spot. We could jump up to fourth with a win over Chelsea on Saturday.
And the Premier League’s so-called elite ‘big six’ clearly didn’t like that.
Nor did the European super powers crippled by debt – Real Madrid and Barcelona.
European Super League dead before it started
All six Premier League clubs have now pulled out of the ridiculous new so-called ‘competition’ The irony of it all is that there would have been NO COMPETITION.
The plans for the ESL were widely condemned by numerous pundits, as covered here yesterday on Hammers news.
The ensuing fall-out from that must have affected the players from those six clubs.
And perhaps that will create the perfect storm for West Ham to achieve the impossible and qualify for the Champions League this season.
West Ham as a club and the Hammers players are safe in the knowledge that that made a stand against the greedy six.
The east London outfit made a strong official statement yesterday condemning the plans for the European Super League.
European Super League plans should motivate the West Ham players
Hopefully the fall-out from the failed plans has had an adverse affect on the players of pour top four rivals – Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool.
They were all clearly against the ESL from forming in the first place. They may well feel wronged by their clubs.
And West Ham can take advantage. We are a unified club under Moyes. Sure, our owners are still far from popular. But this time they can’t be criticised.
The Hammers are a strong unit. We have some huge games coming up. And hopefully we can use the the greed of the ‘big six’ as motivation during our six-game run in.