The manager of West Ham United, David Moyes has stressed that he would not be disappointed if his club fails to make the top four at the end of this season. The Scottish tactician however noted that he and his team would do everything possible to finish in the top four.
David Moyes and his team have been rubbing shoulders with the top teams in the Premier League this season. The team which used to be a middle of the table club has been consistently knocking on the door to a European slot.
So far this season, the London club has been able to record 16 victories, 7 draws, and 8 defeats. The club’s performance has earned them 55 points in 31 games.
Moyes and his boys are currently sitting on the fourth spot on the league table which would earn them a place in the Champions League next season if they can maintain their current pace.
Just like 5th placed Chelsea, 6th placed Liverpool, 7th placed Tottenham Hotspur, and 8th placed Everton, nothing is certain for West Ham United yet. The London club is just a point above Chelsea, and three points above Liverpool.
David Moyes and his boys would continue to push for a top-four finish when they come face to face with Newcastle United on Saturday, April 17, at the St James’ Park. The Premier League game is scheduled to kick off at 12:30.
After Saturday’s game, West Ham United would be left with 6 league games to establish themselves as a candidate for a Champions League spot.
Ahead of the game, David Moyes said the job before him and his team is to strive to win their remaining games and continue with the fight for a top-four finish until the end of the season.
He said: “Should we be disappointed not making the Champions League? We won’t be disappointed but I think deep down if I don’t keep pushing those teams hard then I would be disappointed.
“That’s what I want to do. I want to try and take it as long as I can, right to the end. I feel as if we have to try and win our games. If we do that, then we will give ourselves a chance.
“When you are ahead in the table at this moment in time of Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Everton, Arsenal, it would be very difficult to say that it is in our hands because we are talking about incredibly good teams, with strong squads, who have spent a lot of money.
“It will be hard, but we will keep going, we take one game at a time at the moment and see where we end up.”
"I’m expecting a really difficult game, but if you said I was going to any club in the Premier League I’d say it’s a difficult game."— West Ham United (@WestHam) April 16, 2021
🗣 The boss on keeping our momentum, as we head into #NEWWHU