Ian Wright shared why he is really worried about West Ham United, when speaking on the Ringer FC podcast.
The Hammers are currently well in the race for the top four.
David Moyes has worked wonders since taking over at the London Stadium and his team are currently sitting in fifth spot in the Premier League table.
Sure, all of the teams in and around the Hammers aside from Manchester United have games in hand over us. But they still have to win them. Tottenham recently found out that that is a lot easier said than done.
West Ham face back-to-back home games against Newcastle and Wolves over the next nine days or so. Nothing less than six points will do for the East Londoners.
If we do win those matches, we will be in a very strong position heading into the final 11 games of the season. One high-profile pundit believes that there could be trouble lying ahead for the Hammers though…
The Hammers will soon have to deal with a build up for games.
We are fighting on three fronts at the moment – the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Europa League.
And Ian Wright told the Ringer FC podcast how the Hammers won’t be able to sustain their success in all three competitions:
“I fear for West Ham because they’ve got the seriousness of the Europa League coming now and it gets more intense now, they play more frequently and the games are tougher. That’s why you worry for them. I don’t think West Ham will be able to sustain it, with the Europa League as well.”
That’s a fair point from Wright. Everyone’s entitled to their opinions.
The thing that he is missing though is that West Ham actually haven’t played well since November! We have just been grinding out results
So I think the opposite to what Wright has predicted could happen. The Hammers players are due a good run of form.
And we have some very winnable games coming up over the next couple of months.
Fourth place is there for the taking this season. Let’s just hope that the owners’ failure to spend in the January transfer window doesn’t come back to bite us.