The Hammers found themselves fourth on Christmas Day of the 2014-15 season but they have not kicked on, acting closer to the yoy-yo side of years past. The team has been in the Premier League since and took over the London 2012 Olympic Stadium in 2016.
"And although they may have some physical limitations, their kind of concentration, their seriousness... that passion actually moves me."
The game was stopped during the first period at Vallecas and then suspended at the interval after Rayo supporters had chanted "puta Nazi", meaning "fucking Nazi" at Zozulya, who joined Rayo on loan in 2017.
It will not exactly be unknown territory for Jose Mourinho when he takes his place in the technical area on Sunday for his Tottenham Hotspur side's eagerly awaited London derby at home to Chelsea.
"As well as helping me on the training ground, Ferguson helped me a lot in life."
Everton and Arsenal, both trying to secure new managers, meet in the early kickoff at Goodison Park. Bottom club Watford host Manchester United on Sunday.
"We know they are not going to make it easy."
At the end of 2018, she was ranked 875 but she will head into 2020 at 68.
Azusa Iwashimizu, a member of the 2011 squad, said she hoped to bring the country together again - as the Japanese rugby team did during this year's World Cup on home soil.
Organizers hope to use the Tokyo 2020 Games to showcase the Fukushima area's recovery after the "triple disaster" that struck on March 11, 2011.
Barcelona will play Napoli for the first time as the Catalan giants, five-time European champions, attempt to move on from last season's painful semifinal loss to Liverpool.