David Moyes has provided an injury update on Vladimir Coufal ahead of West Ham United’s Europa League clash with Lyon at the London Stadium tonight.
The Hammers welcome Lyon to East London this evening for what could be a monumental night for the football club.
David Moyes has done a sterling job since taking over at the London Stadium for the second time back in December 2019.
The Scot guided us to a sixth placed finish in the Premier League table last season having saved us from relegation the previous year.
As a result, West Ham qualified for the Europa League this term and we have really impressed on the continent.
Tonight’s Europa League clash with Lyon at the London Stadium will be an absolutely vital one and the result could end up defining our season.
Moyes has one or two selection dilemmas ahead of the game with Manuel Lanzini suspended and an issue in the right-back position.
David Moyes provides West Ham injury update ahead of Lyon clash
Vladimir Coufal is slowly returning to full fitness having recently undergone groin surgery.
He might not be ready for tonight’s game though.
David Moyes spoke to reporters last night and suggested that the 29-year-old may not be ready, as quoted by Football.London:
“Vladimir [Coufal], we’re not totally convinced that he’s 100% so he may need more time.”
Whilst that is somewhat of a blow, Ben Johnson was pictured in training yesterday. So it might not be all bad.
Tonight’s game is the biggest in our recent history.
We need every single player to be right on it, just as they were against Sevilla in the last round.
Hopefully Coufal will return to action soon. But in the mean time, Ben Johnson is more than good enough to perform at the very highest level.
The only concern will be if Johnson isn’t fit enough to play and Ryan Fredericks has to come into the side.
Having said that, he was very good in the second-half against Everton on Sunday.
Moyes’s West Ham injury update ahead of the Lyon clash was pretty positive all around aside from the Coufal news.
Whatever team Moyes selects tonight, we just need to get behind the boys.
The London Stadium crowd will be the 12th man just like we were against Sevilla.