Jamie Redknapp suggested that West Ham arguably have the best squad of players out of the teams who are fighting towards the bottom of the table, when writing his regular column for the Daily Mail.
The Hammers are in all sorts of trouble. They currently sit inside the bottom three and face Manchester City and Liverpool away in their next two games.
David Moyes’s men dropped two huge points at home to Brighton on Saturday, having led by two goals on two separate occasions during the game.
And now relegation seems like a very real possibility. They certainly cannot afford to keep giving two-goal leads away, that’s for sure.
Redknapp suggested that West Ham have the strongest group of players out of any side lingering around the bottom of the table, when writing his regular column for the Daily Mail:
“Of all the sides trying to stay up, I’d say West Ham have the best squad, and they also have an experienced captain in Mark Noble, but they aren’t seeing out games like they should.”
Redknapp might be right. West Ham do have a very strong squad of players on paper. But nothing more than that.
Sebastien Haller arrived for £45 million in the summer with a very big reputation. It is clear to see, however, that he is nowhere near worth the money paid out by the Hammers for his signature.
Arthur Masuaku and Carlos Sanchez are experienced internationals, yet every time they play for West Ham they look like non-league players.
Felipe Anderson has been poor this season, Manuel Lanzini has been atrocious and the Hammers’ goalkeeping issues have been well documented.
It’s about time that their big-name players stood up and started producing. Because Redknapp is right. The quality is certainly there. But whether the passion and commitment is is another matter entirely.