When speaking on talkSPORT this morning, Trevor Sinclair backed West Ham for a top seven finish next season, and raved about Michail Antonio, describing the Hammers attacker as unplayable.
David Moyes’s side struggled near the bottom of the Premier League table last term, and narrowly avoided relegation down to the Championship.
The Scot’s appointment at the London Stadium in December last year was far from popular.
But in fairness to Moyes, he kept West Ham up. Because of that, he surely now deserves a full season to prove what he can do.
And Sinclair tipped the Hammers to finish inside the top seven next season, when speaking to talkSPORT this morning, highlighting Michail Antonio as a key player for the east London outfit:
“I honestly feel that West Ham have a realistic chance of getting into the Europa, with David Moyes at the helm right from the start, getting players in and getting players fit. The way they finished the season, Michail Antonio was unplayable. I feel that now he’s going to have a full season with these players, and I think the club will invest in a couple of defenders. I’m excited for West Ham. I think if they can keep Declan Rice and add one or two they’ve got a great chance.”
Massive turnaround required
That is quite the prediction from Sinclair.
West Ham had all sorts of problems last season. And without proper investment this summer, we will undoubtedly struggle once again next term.
But who knows? If Moyes manages to shift some of the deadwood and brings in three or four young, hungry, up and coming stars, the Hammers might just be able to make a push for the top half next season.
A top seven finish will surely be out of our reach, however.