West Ham United manager David Moyes has revealed that he has “sympathy” for Everton following their poor start to the campaign.
Despite spending a lot of money on new recruits during the summer transfer window, the Merseyside club currently find themselves out of the Europa League and only two points above the relegation zone in the Premier League table.
The Toffees suffered a humiliating past week in terms of results after losing 5-1 at Goodison Park to Atalanta in Europe before enduring a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Southampton on the weekend.
Everton will be desperate to put those losses behind them when they welcome the Hammers on Merseyside on Wednesday evening.
Speaking in his press conference ahead of the clash, former Everton boss Moyes made the fascinating admission that he feels sorry for the Toffees but he is desperate to add to their sorrows in midweek.
“It’s really important we get three points at Everton, so there is no room for sentiment,” he said as quoted in the Liverpool Echo.
“I want a clean sheet and a win when I go back to Goodison.
“I’ll always look out for Everton and hope they do well, but my focus now is on West Ham only.
“I have sympathy for Everton and David Unsworth, as I spent 11 years there and it played a big part in my life and that of my family.”
Moyes enjoyed a wonderful managerial spell at Goodison Park, guiding them in the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history in the 2004-05 campaign.
The Scotsman is still awaiting his first victory since he took charge of the East London club after losing to Watford and drawing against Leicester City.
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