West Ham legend Tony Cottee climbs on fountain and leads chants in Germany

West Ham legend Tony Cottee was leading the chants from a fountain in Germany as the club embark on one of the most important nights in their history.

The Hammers are on the verge of glory with the Europa League final in their sights but they must take on Eintracht Frankfurt first. And the odds are stacked against them as they will have to overturn a goal deficit from their 2-1 loss last week at home.

That was a damaging blow for David Moyes, who saw his side go down after just 49 seconds. But their European tour is not over yet and the fans believe they still have a chance.

And that includes former West Ham striker Cottee, who had found himself atop a fountain in Frankfurt's famous Romerberg. The 56-year-old lead the chants, including a raucous rendition of "West Ham are massive, everywhere we go."

Cottee is well-loved by the Hammers fans and has joined them on tour having grown up just down the road from the club's original Boleyn Ground. And West Ham will need all the support they can get if they are to reach the Europa League final.

It has not been an easy route to the final having faced competition specialists Sevilla and French outfit Lyon. If they can beat Frankfurt, they will take on either RB Leipzig or Rangers in a potentially tantalising finale.

But Moyes has not forgotten that it was not so long ago that West Ham were battling to stay in the Premier League. "A European semi-final is huge for me, the players, everybody," the Scotsman said.

"I'm thrilled to be taking the team here and it wasn't long ago we were fighting relegation – it's been a big climb and there's no reason why it shouldn't continue.

"We need a whole team performance. The biggest thing for me is we get to the final."

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