Brentford manager Thomas Frank has praised David Moyes for the “fantastic” job he has done at West Ham as the two teams get ready to face each other in the Premier League on Sunday.
The Hammers, currently in 15th place, have faced a season of domestic struggle but are just one game away from reaching a European final.
Moyes’ team holds a 2-1 lead over AZ Alkmaar after the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final, marking their progress to the last four of the Europa League for the second consecutive year.
Frank told reporters: “I think it is fantastic what David Moyes and his staff have done in the last year at West Ham.
“They came in, turned things around and they were sixth or seventh and last year (reached the) semi-final in the Europa League and now they’re (in the) semi-final in the Conference League and hopefully going to the final.
“I know they have struggled a little bit, but they are in the semi-final of the Conference League and maybe they are going to lift their first trophy in many years, which will be a fantastic achievement.”
Frank wants Brentford to finish the season in the best way possible
Brentford is heading towards a top-half finish, and Frank desires his side to finish the season strongly.
“I’m a big believer that if we continue momentum into the end of the season then you can carry it into next season,” Frank said.
“I think for us, every point is very important that we just try to carry on and develop the team by doing different tweaks, but the main focus is to win the next game.”
Frank added:“I think this group of players are remarkable in terms of their effort and focus.”