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Moyes on West Ham job so far: ‘I was hoping it would be a bit easier’

He says some very curious things, doesn’t he?

West Ham United manager David Moyes expressed Friday afternoon that he hoped his task at getting his new club out of its dire spell would be “easier.”

Ahead of their most difficult test of the season, facing the clear Premier League leaders Manchester City Sunday, Moyes discussed how he still believed that the Hammers outlet is a quality job for any manager.

“I was hoping it would be a bit easier I have got to be honest to tell you,” Moyes said. “But you never know in football. I think it is a big task, I think it is a big job. But it is a good job and they have got good players here. And I think we’re ok. I think we have a good team.”

Both star forwards Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez will again be unavailable for West Ham, with Jose Fonte out for a while. Winston Reid will be a game time decision with his hamstring injury, while Joe Hart can’t play due to still being owned by Manchester City, meaning that Adrian will come in at net.

Against arguably the best side in the world at the moment, Moyes knows that any sign of doubt for their club at the Etihad Stadium would spell inevitable defeat.

"There will be other teams that challenge them in a different way. I think there's ways to play against them. They've got weaknesses. Going forward though they've got people that can create and take chances. We've got to make sure we're in the game."

"I've never gone into any game thinking we've not got a chance of winning. Undoubtedly we're playing against the most in-form team in the league. They've got to be beaten somewhere.