West Ham boss, David Moyes, has said this season’s Europa League run must not be a one-off.
Moyes is eager for the Hammers to make qualifying for Europe a regular occurrence.
He said ahead of tonight’s clash at Rapid Vienna, “Qualifying for Europe in back-to-back seasons would be a mark of our progress.
“Our challenge is to try and maintain our standards from last season and keep our levels up.
“The challenge for the players is to improve on it and try and do better again, but I have to say the Premier League is so difficult, so tough, the level of the teams and the quality will make it a real challenge throughout the season.
“But we’ve been involved in the games and we want to challenge all the big teams now. I’m looking forward to taking on the best and seeing how we do.
“I see that being the best way forward now with the way the team is evolving and how we’re doing.”