Teddy Sheringham has suggested that West Ham could surprise two of our London rivals this season.
The Hammers are currently flying high in fourth place in the Premier League table and with Tottenham and Arsenal now not playing tomorrow, we could stretch our lead even further still over those two sides in the race for the Champions League places.
David Moyes has worked wonders at the London Stadium since taking over as West Ham manger for the second time back in December 2019.
Considering the fact that we were fighting for our Premier League lives back then, it is actually quite hard to believe where we are now.
West Ham finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last season – above both Tottenham and Arsenal.
The East London outfit are flying high in the Europa League and despite that, we’ve managed to maintain our spot inside the Premier League’s top four – an incredible achievement.
Meanwhile, Spurs and the Gunners have been toiling.
Teddy Sheringham says West Ham could shock Tottenham and Arsenal
Spurs have three games in hand on us at the moment whilst the Gunners have one.
So fans of the two North London clubs will probably believe that their sides are still in pole position in the race for fourth.
Sheringham doesn’t believe that’s the case though. And the former Tottenham and West Ham striker responded to talkSPORT when asked whether he thinks the Hammers can usurp both of their London rivals in the race for the Champions League spots this season:
“When you look at teams that are playing as a team, they’re a proper unit, everyone knows their job, everyone’s doing their job, they’re all pulling together, they’ve got good leadership in their management and staff around them. I really like what’s going on at West Ham. If you’re all performing together, you’ve got a chance.”
Sheringham has got this spot on.
West Ham are certainly a more unified outfit than Tottenham and Arsenal. There is a closer connection between players and fans.
Having said that, should we finish above both of them in fourth spot in the Premier League table, it would still be a huge shock.
Arsenal and Tottenham both have far greater spending power than we do. Money isn’t everything though. David Moyes and the Hammers are testament to that.
West Ham finishing in fourth spot this season would be a minor miracle considering the incredible wealth of some of our competitors.
We agree with Sheringham though…there’s every chance that it could happen.