David Moyes: We're doing everything we can to make sure you're back here as Premier League supporters
West Ham United boss David Moyes says Wednesday night's dramatic victory against Chelsea shows his team are doing everything they can to ensure they pull clear to Premier League safety over the final month of the campaign.
The Hammers dug deep into their reserves to claim all three points against the Blues, as they overcame two disappointments - first seeing a goal chalked off by VAR when the game was goalless, then having their lead at 2-1 wiped out by Willian's free-kick - to win it late on through Andriy Yarmolenko.
For Moyes, the only disappointment on Wednesday was not being able to share the joy with 60,000 fans inside London Stadium, but he is determined to ensure that when the Claret & Blue Army can return in person, they will do so with their team in the top flight.
"We want you to be here next year, and we want you here as Premier League supporters," the manager said. "We don't want anything else, we're doing everything we can.
"From inside the dressing room I can tell you that the players are all at it and they're all trying to get us to stay in the Premier League.
"I believe we can do it. One win isn't enough, we need to get more but let's look up and see if we can start winning a few more games now."
Moyes hailed the team's work ethic in securing victory against Chelsea for the second time this season and believes they can use it as a real building block.
"I've got to say that in all the games we've really worked hard, but last night we stepped it up again," he added.
"I still had a bit of a go at them at half time because I thought we could play better. We came in at one each but I thought we hadn't passed the ball well enough or kept it well enough, but I knew that if we stuck at it we'd give ourselves a real chance.
"We got in front, they came back and we were under pressure, but coming away with the three points was a massive victory, it really was.
"We miss the supporters, it would have been great for all the supporters to be here tonight for the way it ended, and for all the action in it, but there were some really good goals and really good performances.
"We've got an excited dressing room, but one victory isn't enough, we need to win more and I want us to keep improving and try to make some progress."