West Ham are in real trouble. Make no mistake about that.
The Hammers are currently sitting in 16th spot in the Premier League table. They are only outside the relegation zone because of a superior goal difference to those in and around them in the table.
David Moyes’s men have some incredibly tough games still to come as well.
In their final fixtures, they face trips to Tottenham, Newcastle United and Manchester United as well as home games against Wolves and Chelsea.
West Ham need results. And fast.
The Hammers have put in some decent displays recently. But at this stage of the season, it’s only results that matter.
And with that in mind, it is growing rather tiresome hearing the West Ham players continually claim that the squad at the London Stadium is far too good to get relegated.
Are the Hammers too good to go down?
Michail Antonio told WHUFC.com on Saturday:
“With the games that are coming up, and the performances that we’ve been giving, if we keep doing what we’re doing, we’ll easily finish in the Premier League.”
Whilst Jarrod Bowen made a similar suggestion when speaking to WHUFC.com:
“We’re focused on ourselves and we can’t worry about what’s going on around us. We know the quality we have got and we know that we need to keep on performing as we have done in recent weeks . The performances over the last three or four games have been promising. Like I said, the work rate is there, the quality is there, so we’ll go into those games with confidence.”
Meanwhile, Mark Noble suggested that there is still a long way to go this season, when speaking to the club’s official website:
“Listen, there is still a long way to go and there are still a lot of points to play for and this game and this league changes so often, so we’ll stick at it. We’ve got a tough three or four weeks coming up but we need to stick together.”
And David Moyes himself told the Daily Mail that West Ham have what it takes to avoid the drop:
“I’m more than confident [we will climb the table]. I think the players here are more than capable, I think we have got a good group. I think they are all fully aware of the situation we’re in and the improvement we need to make to make sure we’re not in the bottom three, and I’m sure come the end we will do.”
It’s time for the talking to stop, however. The Hammers need results. Performances don’t really matter.
Are West Ham really too good to go down? Only time will tell. And a win at home to Wolves on Sunday would go a long way to helping them retain their Premier League status for another season.
But the West Ham players need to start making statements with results. They can all say they’ve got the quality until they’re blue in the face. But now is the time for them to do their talking on the pitch.