No regrets over Pienaar, says Moyes

Everton manager David Moyes has no regrets over his decision to sell midfielder Steven Pienaar to Tottenham.

Everton host West Ham on Saturday without the South African, but Moyes was not overly concerned.


“It was not a difficult decision to make financially. I said we would not let him go if we did not get a good offer,” said Moyes.


“I was happy to let him see out the contract – he played well in the games for us and I have no problem with Steven.”


Moyes was delighted to see Seamus Coleman and Victor Anichebe both sign new contracts at Goodison Park.


“It is really important news for the club,” he said. “Seamus already had a contract but we thought he had done well and he deserved a new one. It is what Everton do – we reward people who do well.”


“There have been talks with Victor for a while and he has now put pen to paper to stay in the place where I think he should be. Hopefully he can stay injury free because I think he has the potential to become a really good player.”


West Ham have propped up the table for most of the season but Moyes is not underestimating Avram Grant’s side.


“They have good players and a good manager and I think there is no easy game in the Premier League,” said Moyes.


“West Ham were on a bit of a run, OK they had a bit of a bad result at Newcastle a few weeks ago, but overall they have been going about their job just fine.”


Striker Louis Saha is a doubt with a thigh strain and Tim Cahill is still away at the Asian Cup with Australia. Phil Jagielka is expected to return from a thigh problem.

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