West Ham stars Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen among those who training under the watchful eye of boss David Moyes ahead of one of the biggest games in the club’s history against Eintracht Frankfurt as Hammers target shock place in Europa League final
West Ham’s first-team squad have trained at their Romford base on Wednesday morning ahead of traveling to Germany for the biggest game in the club’s history tomorrow night.
Stars such as Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio were among those who took part in the session under the watchful eye of manager David Moyes ahead of the second-leg of their Europa League semi-final tie against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Hammers will fly to Germany later today, with thousands of fans making the same trip as the east London club target a shock place in the Europa League final on May 18 in Seville.
West Ham have trained at their Romford base on Wednesday ahead of traveling to Germany
Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen were among those who took part in the training session
The east London club have their eyes on a place in the Europa League final on May 18 in Seville
But they will have to come from behind having lost the first-leg at home, 2-1, last Thursday.
West Ham have already beaten Sevilla and Lyon on their way to the semi-finals, having progressed from a group which included Dinamo Zagreb, Rapid Vienna and Genk in top spot.
They lost their last game in the Premier League to Arsenal on Sunday but all focus is now on their date with destiny tomorrow night at Deutsche Bank Park.
Meanwhile, police in Germany insist they are highly prepared for the visit of West Ham supporters.
The squad trained under the watchful eye of manager David Moyes on Wednesday morning
The Hammers are hoping to reach their first European final since 1976 and a huge following from Britain are expected to travel to Frankfurt to cheer on Moyes’ men.
However there have been fears that rival hooligan gangs could ruin the occasion and Frankfurt police have been working with Scotland Yard to ensure the tie passes with as little trouble as possible.
West Ham’s first leg against Frankfurt played out with little trouble at the London Stadium
Part of these reassurance measures include a ring of steel security presence, while police have already warned any ticketless supporters to stay within the central areas of Frankfurt rather than travel to Deutsche Bank Park stadium.
Fears over trouble have been heightened after West Ham and Frankfurt fans clashed in Seville during the last-16 stage when their sides faced Sevilla and Real Betis respectively.
However, police were encouraged by the team’s first leg at the London Stadium passing without any serious issues – although West Ham have identified culprits accused of attacking two German commentators during the game.