‘I might need to make a call’ was the verdict of David Moyes as he says West Ham may soon need Premier League help.
West Ham play their third game in seven days when they entertain Leeds on Sunday.
Moyes’s side are looking for their fifth win on the bounce and fourth Premier League victory in a row.
It comes after the postponed game against Norwich from before Christmas was rearranged and slapped in the middle of a sandwich of matches against Leeds.
West Ham had a host of Covid and injury issues for the game – as well as missing Said Benrahma due to AFCON.
Moyes made his feelings clear that he was not happy with the timing of the game.
But the east Londoners got their heads down, did not create a fuss and picked up another win.
That game took a further toll on West Ham’s squad, though, with more knocks and niggles emerging.
It means there will likely be changes for Sunday’s game and Moyes admitted ‘more players have had Covid’ in his pre-match press conference.
More matches have been called off this weekend.
But when asked whether he felt the situation with postponed games was getting out of hand and needed to be a more transparent process, Moyes was reluctant to criticise rivals, admitting he may need to make a call to the Premier League for help at some stage.
‘I might need to make a call’ David Moyes says West Ham may need Premier League help
“Look I think we’ve been going through this for a while now,” Moyes said in his pre Leeds presser (whufc.com).
“We all know that it’s a difficult period. All the football clubs have Covid and yea I think sometimes we need to know exactly what the numbers would be.
“But I’m guessing why you’re asking is because you really want to know what the numbers are and who is out because it would make the life of you people much easier to understand (it).
“But the Premier League are the people who have that and we have to trust that they’re doing things correctly.
“They deem one of the teams have got Covid and they have to go with that. We’ve had a situation, only once in the Norwich game which was called off earlier in the season, but it could happen to us.
“So you know I might need to call the Premier League one day and say ‘We don’t have enough players and we’re struggling to get a team out’. So if somebody else has got it, we have to believe the Premier League are doing the right things and proving that all the numbers are correct.”