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Something Declan Rice heard David Moyes say about West Ham fills him with positivity
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Something Declan Rice heard David Moyes say about West Ham fills him with positivity

Something Declan Rice heard David Moyes say about West Ham fills him with positivity amid the Hammers wobble.

West Ham were denied a place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals after a 2-1 defeat to bitter rivals Tottenham in midweek.

The Hammers dominated large spells of the game and almost the entirety of the second half but – as has been a recurring theme over the last month or so – could not get the goals.

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There were plenty of positives from the match after a run which has seen West Ham win just one of their last six Premier League games.

But it is something Declan Rice heard manager David Moyes say about West Ham that fills the Hammers talisman with positivity in a difficult period.

Particularly with a very winnable – on paper at least – run of games on the horizon.

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Something Declan Rice heard David Moyes say about West Ham fills him with positivity

“Anything can happen in the game of football, in the 90 minutes, but we’ve looked at the fixtures and we’ve come out of a hard group of fixtures and the next ones we need to be targeting maximum points,” Rice told whufc.com about the club’s hopes as they gear up for the festive fixtures.

“I heard the Gaffer say the other day that this is the first time we’ll be spending Christmas in the top five (of the Premier League) in a few years (since 2014/15), so there is a lot of positivity.

“But we need to keep pushing and picking up the points wherever we can.”

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That starts with Southampton at the London Stadium on Boxing Day.

West Ham have a good record against the Saints and drew 0-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season.

But Ralf Hasenhuttl’s team are very much a Jekyl and Hyde outfit so the Hammers will have to make sure they are on it if they want to get back to winning ways in the Premier League on Sunday.

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