West Ham legend James Collins told Football Daily on BBC Radio Five Live how the Hammers players are currently really struggling mentally, having spoken to Mark Noble at the club’s training ground over this past week.
The east London outfit are currently in all sorts of trouble. And are sitting inside the drop zone, one point adrift of safety.
David Moyes’s men have a horror run of fixtures lying in wait too. They face trips to Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham, as well as home games against Southampton, Wolves and Chelsea.
Things looking bleak for the Hammers…
West Ham will obviously have to squeeze in their rearranged game away at Manchester City on top of all that as well.
The Hammers players have looked to be totally off form in recent weeks, and their fitness and athleticism has been called into question on numerous occasions.
And James Collins told BBC Radio Five Live how the West Ham squad are definitely jaded mentally from the season thus far:
“I was down at West Ham’s training ground [on Thursday] and they would give their right arm off for a bit of a time off. I was speaking to Mark Noble and he was like he’s living under a cloud, just mentally, not even the football. The physical side of it. Just mentally what they are going through every week those West Ham players.”
West Ham really need to dig in now and show some fight. Sure, they have some incredibly tough games coming up. But Moyes has some very good players at his disposal.
The Hammers have more than enough about them to cause a couple of upsets over the next few weeks. And perhaps the next two weeks with no games will give the players the impetus they need to kickstart their season.