David Moyes' pal: West Ham ready to overturn Eintracht Frankfurt deficit as 'incredible' claim issued
West Ham will take confidence from their performance in their 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday (28 April) into the second leg later this week (5 May), according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England defender and close friend of David Moyes admitted going behind so early on in the first leg was “incredibly disappointing” but the subsequent display showed West Ham are capable of progressing to the final.
Ansgar Knauff opened the scoring in the first minute before Michail Antonio equalised 20 minutes later.
Daichi Kamada scored the winner in the second half but Jarrod Bowen hit the woodwork twice during the game.
“Eintracht have actually been very good away from home, they’ve been better away from home than at home,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“Obviously it was incredibly disappointing to go one down so early on but they’ve got themselves back into it and there’s no away goals. They are in with a really good fighting chance still.
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“This is a European semi-final, there are no bad teams in there. Whatever you think, they deserve to be there and are there for a reason.
“Look at the teams that they have beaten on route to get there, they’ve done incredibly well.
“It’s a tough game but the important thing in two-legged football is to be in the tie.
“Look at Atletico Madrid against Man City. Ok, nobody liked the performance but they were in the tie and were unlucky in that home game.
“Chelsea, when they got goal against Real Madrid, were still in the tie and almost managed to turn it around.
“At 3-0 you’re out of the tie, it’s done and dusted. At 2-1 you’re still in it massively.
“They’ve shown they can score goals and create chances against them so that will give them confidence. “