West Ham manager David Moyes is confident of winning his first major trophy as a manager as they are in the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League.
The Hammers will take on Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday in the competition’s semi-final second leg and the Scotsman thinks this could be the time for him to lift a trophy.
“When you get this close. You are thinking, ‘Is this my turn? Is this my chance?’ I have to hope this is my turn,” Moyes said.
Asked what it would mean if he could lead West Ham to their first European final since 1976, Moyes said: “It would be special. It would be even better if it were the final! He wants it to be the final. The biggest thing is that he enjoys it, and for me that we get to the final.”
The Scotsman has not won a major trophy in a career that has spanned 1000 games across two decades.
The Bundesliga side takes a 2-1 lead to today’s tie which will be played in Germany and are the favorites having progressed from 22 of their previous 25 two-legged affairs in major UEFA European competitions when winning the first leg.
The German side is aiming to reach a European final for the first time since the 1980 UEFA Cup (against Borussia Mnchengladback) when they won their last European trophy.