Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner has made a vow that will be music to the ears of David Moyes and West Ham ahead of the second leg.
The Hammers may be trailing 2-1 from the first leg, but Frankfurt’s dismal home record gives West Ham major hope of making the Europa League final.
But West Ham only actually need one goal for the chance to get to the final.
That would even the scores up on aggregate. And with the away goals rule having been abolished, that would give West Ham extra-time to find another goal or the chance to go through on penalties.
And a dismal Frankfurt home record – which has seen them win just once on their own patch since December 18th and only once in the Europa League so far – will give West Ham great heart.
Eintracht Frankfurt were impressive on the counter attack away from home at the London Stadium.
But there was a fear the Germans may now elect to sit on their lead and play for the draw that would see them make it to Seville.
However Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner has made a vow that will be music to the ears of Moyes and West Ham ahead of the second leg.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the Austrian has vowed to play for the win and attack West Ham.
That will be music to the ears of Moyes and his Hammers players who are at their best when playing away from home against teams that come at them.
“We should approach the game for what it is – the second leg in a European semi-final,” Glasner said pre-match (BBC Sport).
“We expect a West Ham team that will try everything to win and reach the final. I told my players that our focus is to play to win. We will not attempt to manage any result.
“With our fans behind us, we’re going for a win from the first second, and our approach has to be to challenge their defence. We need an even better performance than in the first leg.”