West Ham star Mark Noble says David Moyes has big selection dilemma for the Carabao Cup game against Spurs after what’s just happened.
West Ham go into the big game at bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday night having had a rare full week to prepare.
That’s after West Ham’s Premier League clash against Norwich was called off due to Covid cases in the Canaries camp.
Tottenham looked rejuvenated in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday having had four games called off recently – three due to Covid and one because of snow.
Moyes has masterfully managed a West Ham squad thin on quality this season.
The Hammers were in the top four until last week’s defeat to Arsenal and are in the last 16 of the Europa League.
And the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Spurs is the direct result of Moyes’s clever squad management this season.
West Ham pulled off wins over Manchester United and Manchester City with second string teams.
But speaking ahead of the crunch Tottenham game, West Ham captain Mark Noble claims that what’s just happened with the Norwich fixture postponement may change the manager’s approach entirely.
West Ham star says David Moyes has big dilemma for Spurs after what’s just happened
“Having the game against Norwich called off has obviously given us a few more days to prepare for it and the lads are a bit fresher,” Noble told whufc.com.
“So that will make the gaffer change his mind a little bit as well, because players have had a bigger rest.
“Whether that changes his team selection, I don’t know, but it’s a massive game for us and something to look forward to.”
There is no way Moyes can put a second string out against Spurs.
West Ham’s form has fallen off a cliff since the November international break with just one win in six Prem games since.
Indeed Michail Antonio hasn’t scored a goal since he netted the winner AGAINST Spurs in the league match back in October!
The Hammers need a spark from somewhere to reignite their campaign.
And who better to refocus a few minds than bitter rivals Tottenham and knowing West Ham could then be just one match – quite literally if the EFL scraps the two-legged semi format – from a Wembley final.