Europa League: “A disgrace” – West Ham’s coach complains about Leverkusen

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“A disgrace” – West Ham’s coach complains about Leverkusen

Status: 12.04.2024 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Leverkusen wins against West Ham with a late brace

In the Europa League, Leverkusen has a good chance of reaching the semi-finals. Coach Xabi Alonso’s team defeated West Ham 2-0 in the quarter-final first leg. The goals were scored by Jonas Hofmann and Victor Boniface. The second leg will take place next Thursday in London.

Bayer Leverkusen achieved their next victory in the Europa League against West Ham. But things should get down to business in the second leg. The opposing coach heats up the atmosphere. He doesn’t like the behavior of his competitors.

West Ham United coach David Moyes has clearly criticized Bayer Leverkusen’s substitutes and management after his team’s defeat in the Europa League quarter-final first leg. Coach Xabi Alonso’s team had a 2-0 (0-0) draw against the English Premier League club and is traveling to the second leg in London in a week with a good cushion. But things are likely to get heated again there, Moyes’ statements alone could ensure that.

“The bank was a disgrace. The whole bench ran onto the pitch,” said the 60-year-old. Moyes specifically referred to a scene in the first half. West Ham player Lucas Paqueta severely fouled Leverkusen’s Amine Adli on the sideline. Numerous players then got into a scuffle. Paqueta was shown a yellow card and is suspended for the second leg.

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“I don’t think we would behave like that and all jump off the bench. They shouldn’t have reacted like that,” Moyes said.

When asked about the Scot’s statements, Xabi Alonso said: “It was a foul, there was a yellow card. It was deserved. We all got up. We have the right to do that.” The Basque also said: “Respect for David, but it was the right decision by the referee to give the yellow card. We concentrated on ourselves and didn’t pay attention to the other bank.”

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Hofmann keeps his fingers crossed for FC Bayern

However, the second leg in London is not the focus of Leverkusen, who can become German champions for the first time this weekend. They don’t want to celebrate this title on the sofa. “I hope we can decide for ourselves,” said Jonas Hofmann, looking ahead to the upcoming Bundesliga weekend. If FC Bayern Munich and VfB Stuttgart lose on Saturday, Leverkusen would no longer be able to take away the championship before their own game against Werder Bremen on Sunday. If at least one of the two competitors wins, Bayer can crown itself with a victory of its own.

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“Especially when you can become German champion for the first time, you don’t want to do that at home on the couch with a glass of water the day before you play yourself,” said Hofmann: “You can’t let your emotions out if you do you’re not with the group you did it with. That’s why I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Bayern and Stuttgart.”

Munich welcomes 1. FC Cologne, Stuttgart hosts Eintracht Frankfurt.


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