West Ham boss Slaven Bilic claims his Hammers side are ready for the Europa League clash at NK Domzale on Thursday.
For the second summer running the Hammers are in competitive action before the end of July when they travel to Slovenia for the first leg of thei r third qualifying round tie.
Despite the absence of the Euro 2016 players from the squad, Bilic says they are ready for the match.
The boss said: “We are happy with our preparations. We have done everything that wanted to do, but still we have to make a balance in our preparations to compromise some things because the competitive games don’t start on August 15, they start on Thursday.
“It’s not ideal but I’m really pleased with the way we’ve trained. We are still expecting a few players to come back, those who have been playing in the European Championships.
“If we continue to work hard like this, with dedication and humility, we can expect good things.”