Eintracht Frankfurt have ‘done a Lyon’ with a belittling post about West Ham on the German club’s official website and Twitter.

There is already plenty of needle heading into the England v Germany clash after Frankfurt’s complaint to FIFA about West Ham and the Bundesliga side’s swipe at the Hammers over their zero tolerance warning to away fans.

The verbal jousting is well underway from Frankfurt ahead of the huge Europa League semi-final first leg at the London Stadium on Thursday night.

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Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner issued an arrogant statement to UEFA about making the final ahead of the semi-final against West Ham.

And the Germans – like Lyon before them – seem determined to do Moyes’s team talk for him.

That’s after Eintracht Frankfurt ‘did a Lyon’ with a belittling post about West Ham on the club’s official website and Twitter.

Lyon posted a shockingly arrogant Tweet before the quarter-final second leg in France.

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With the tie at 1-1, and the Hammers already riled up by Moussa Dembele’s infamous wink after getting Aaron Cresswell sent off in the first leg, Lyon responded to a UEFA post saying ‘Are you really asking like there’s a chance we don’t go through?’.

After beating Lyon 3-0 on their own patch to set up the semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, West Ham brilliantly trolled Dembele while Declan Rice said the actions of Dembele and Lyon’s media team inspired him and his teammates to victory.

Well now Frankfurt have only gone and done something very similar.

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Eintracht Frankfurt do a Lyon with belittling post about West Ham on club’s official website and Twitter

“Now hammer the hammers!,” Frankfurt posted on Twitter yesterday.

“This is our upcoming opponent in the semifinals of the Europa League.

“This is West Ham United FC! About a club in the shadow of the London heavyweights enjoying a recent boom.”

That must make us perienniel lightweights then?

The post also contains a link to a preview of the game on Frankfurt’s official site.

In fairness the preview is actually a nice piece touching on some important aspects such as our stadium move, anthem, our skipper Mark Noble and the job Moyes has done at West Ham.

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But there is also a potshot at our consistency and suggestion that we are simply a set-piece side.

They also highlight the FA Cup game against Kidderminster Harriers as a question mark over West Ham’s quality and mentality.

You have to ask when will these clubs learn? Another print out for the dressing room wall ahead of the big game.

At least the Frankfurt players appear to have a bit of respect.

In an interview with UEFA, Frankfurt duo Rafael Borre and Sebastian Rode absolutely raved about West Ham and warned their teammates not to underestimate Moyes’s boys.


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