“We’re at residence so the benefit is with us,” the 24-year-old stated. “However the sport the opposite evening did not go too properly. We did not play our greatest however we have got the possibility to place it proper.
“I’ve already had two individuals on at me about tickets for the ultimate, if we get there. However we now have to earn that place within the ultimate first.”
Downes, greater than most, is aware of the importance of West Ham probably profitable a primary trophy in 43 years.
“I would not say I get extra nervous. Clearly, that does play a job, as a result of I need West Ham to win, in fact,” he added. “However I would not say it provides any extra strain.
“However I do know the way huge that is for the membership. All of the boys know that and the supervisor has stated it too. Hopefully we’ll play loads higher than we did final week and we are able to progress.”
Have been West Ham to go all the best way, Declan Rice would change into solely the third captain of the membership to carry a trophy, and he can be in some illustrious firm.
“Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds are two of the best gamers and names lots of people will bear in mind, it doesn’t matter what crew you help,” supervisor Moyes stated.
“I believe that is a giant factor, not only for whoever’s captain, and that is Dec in the meanwhile. However I believe that is a giant incentive for the membership. It feels that lengthy because the membership has been near a trophy.”