Jamie Carragher hit the nail on the head when discussing West Ham United’s season last night.
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The Sky Sports pundit suggested that this season is somewhat of an anomaly and the Hammers might not get a better chance to finish inside the top four.
Carragher has hit the nail on the head here.
Sure, nobody thought we would be where we are now before the season started.
Now West Ham are sitting in fourth, however, we quite simply have to go for it.
Carragher alluded to that fact when speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football (April 5th, 8:10pm):
“West Ham will be delighted to get European football so I don’t think they’d see not making the Champions League as a huge blow. But how often will they be in this situation where they have a chance so late in the season. They’ve got themselves in the top four with eight games to go so it is a big opportunity. But I think European football would be a great achievement for West Ham.”
This is the point a lot of people seem to be missing.
Jamie Carragher nails it with West Ham European analysis
We may not ever get a better chance to upset the apple cart by forcing our way inside the top four than we have this season.
Certainly not while David Sullivan and David Gold are in charge at the London Stadium.
David Moyes has worked miracles in charge of West Ham this season. Demanding that we go all out in every match between now and the end of the season is not a bad thing, however.
We don’t all have to be grateful purely for the fact that the Hammers have made progress this season.
IT IS OK TO DEMAND MORE.
Because as Carragher said, this might be our last chance at joining the big time for a long while to come. Let’s saviour the moment, sure.
At the same time, however, let’s not head into any game thinking we are inferior to the opposition. We are where we are in the league on merit.
Now’s the time for us to start asserting ourselves on our opponents more, much like we did in the first-half against Wolves last night.
This could be West Ham’s time. It’s now up to Moyes and his players to put in one gargantuan final push.