Ahead of his latest return to Goodison Park, David Moyes shared in his pre-match press conference before West Ham’s key bottom of the table clash with Everton how Javier Hernandez would be out again.
The Mexican star forward has continued to be plagued by his hamstring injury, and the new Hammers manager expressed how his side needed to be cautious over the constant injury bug at the club.
“He’s not trained to today, so it looks like Javi will have another few days or a whee bit longer at this rate,” Moyes said. “But we want him back as we have some many games coming up. And it is the same with James Collins and even Michail Antonio. We having to be careful because of our squad isn’t the biggest, and not to have Jose Fonte as well at this time is really important. We try to keep these boys fit, or get them fit and ready to play.”
With his latest return to Goodison, Moyes still deeply has love for the club that propelled him to the career he has and expressed how deep the bond he has with former player, and now Everton interim manager, David Unsworth.
“Everton was part of my life and my family’s for a great deal of time,” Moyes said. “There won’t be many managers there 11 years at one club again. So they have played a big part, but I have been away from there for a while now. I’ve been back as well, and I’m going back again. It’s a great place because of the staff and the people who work behind the scenes as well.”
“And I know a lot of the players, and I know David Unsworth very well. He scored the goal after 25-30 second in my debut as manager at Everton. So I will always remember Ussy for that, but he’s also a very good lad as well.”