West Ham boss Moyes: Handling Euro commitments difficult

West Ham boss David Moyes admits Europe is taking an early season toll after defeat at Everton.

Moyes made six changes to the side that started West Ham’s 3-2 Europa Conference League win over Silkeborg in Denmark on Thursday but refused to blame the defeat on a continental hangover.

Asked if it was difficult balancing act between European competition and domestic fare, Moyes said: “I want to give you a truthful answer so yes but I want to be in Europe all the time.

“I don’t want to give it up, why would any club want to give it up? I’m certainly not going to use it as an excuse, or a reason for results.

“History will tell you, if you look at all the teams that play Thursday-Sunday, it’s a difficult fixture situation. We did quite well with it last year, especially in the group stages but obviously we found it a bit tougher today, that’s for sure.”