West Ham United defender Ben Johnson has revealed that he and everyone are happy with their performance on the European stage. And enjoying the opportunity to play in the Europa League
The Hammers thumped Genk 3-0 at home in Europa League Group H on Thursday, giving the Hammers a full 9 points from three games in the lead group.
“It’s a great feeling. As four defenders we work tirelessly and practice a lot in training. Then We are tight-fitting and work like a four-man defense. We can show off, but we keep our focus and respect the team. We are strong and looking good.
“I think we still have three difficult games left. We know what we’re going to face. So we will continue to fight
“When you leave the team you have to prepare for these opportunities. You may only have one day or a lot of preparation and thought. I feel great and good that I am back in the team. I am enjoying my football.
West Ham United are happy on the European stage
“The fans saw that there was a good team this season. And always give 100%, but we will continue to improve and enjoy these games. So We are not familiar with these things so we are enjoying the opportunity.”
Moyes is clearly eager to secure qualification as quickly as possible, although he took no risks with striker Michail Antonio, having rested him completely ahead of the London derby.
Antonio’s absence as the focal point of West Ham’s attack was felt in a disjointed first half against the Belgian Cup holders.
The hosts were given an early fright when Genk had the ball in the net after Theo Bongonda converted a cross from Junya Ito, but the latter was offside.
Soucek had needed plastic surgery on some horrific facial injuries earlier in the week, having been caught by a stray boot against Everton on Sunday.