David Moyes hailed a “professional job” by West Ham United after they swept previous AEK Larnaca to succeed in the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League.
Goals from Gianluca Scamacca, Jarrod Bowen and teenager Divin Mubama secured a 4-0 victory on the night time, and 6-0 on mixture, to make it an ideal 10 wins out of 10 within the competitors.
“We did a really professional job,” stated Moyes. “It was always a risky game and if they got a goal back we’d maybe get a bit anxious.
“It’s really pleasing. It doesn’t happen all the time, two quarter-finals in two years in Europe.
“We’ve had some great trips, played in some brilliant stadiums. It’s been great for the club, the staff and the players.”
Italian striker Scamacca’s scuffed end bought the ball rolling a couple of days after Moyes criticised his work-rate.
“He did OK,” added Moyes. “The goal was a wee bit fortunate but he needs goals for confidence.
“He’s a really good lad and did a lot of good things tonight. Hopefully it will bring him on.”
After Cypriot aspect Larnaca had been decreased to 10 males when Gustavo Ledes noticed purple for a foul on Pablo Fornals, Bowen scored two quickfire targets to place the tie properly and actually out of attain.
“It’s really important. Jarrod was a huge player for us and tonight and he got a couple of goals, so it’s really good for him,” added Moyes.
Local lad Mubama, 18, put the icing on the cake with 25 minutes remaining with a deft flick to attain his first skilled aim.
“Nothing gives you more pleasure than giving young players an opportunity,” stated Moyes.
“It’s a really difficult road, especially in the Premier League, but tonight the result gave us an opportunity.
“He runs and he does the work and doesn’t think twice about his effort. He’s done really well.”
Defeat introduced an finish to Larnaca’s European odyssey which has additionally seen them play within the Champions League and the Europa League this season.
Boss Jose Luis Oltra stated: “I’m very proud of my team, my players and the supporters. But I’m not happy. I asked the players to compete.”