Sam Allardyce delivered his verdict on David Moyes and West Ham’s chances of avoiding relegation, when speaking exclusively to talkSPORT this morning.
The Hammers are in all kinds of trouble. They are currently sitting inside the bottom three, one point adrift of safety.
And last night’s limp display against Manchester City did nothing to allay the West Ham fans’ fears.
The Hammers have some incredibly difficult games on the horizon. They face trips to Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and home games against Southampton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea in their next six outings.
And it is hard for even the most ardent of West Ham fans to be positive at the moment.
Allardyce, who managed the Hammers from 2011-2015, delivered his verdict on his former club’s situation, when speaking exclusively to talkSPORT this morning:
“The position that they’re in is because of a lack of confidence, and that has drained out of the players. It’s why the previous manager got the sack, and David has came in to try and bring better results. But it’s been a difficult period and even more difficult with this group of fixtures that are coming up.”
He then responded when asked if West Ham will stay up this season:
“Yes they can. David did it before, he got them out of trouble and they stayed up. One of the important things is for the West Ham fans to stay with them at home. I know it’s hard if you’re not seeing what you want to see, but if you want to stay in the Premier League, you need to get behind your team.”
West Ham fans are always behind the players. Moyes himself asked for the Hammers fans to continue supporting the team until the end of the season.
But how can he expect that when he turns up at the Etihad and fields a team with the sole intention of not losing heavily?
The team needs to give the fans something to shout about. And with some extremely tough games on the horizon, that will be easier said than done.