West Ham United have spent big in recent transfer windows and shown their ambition. The Irons’ target is to challenge for Europa League qualification and put pressure on the top six. However, their new season has got off to a tough start as they’ve taken just a point from their first two Premier League games.
However, Hammers goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski still believes that the east London club have what it takes to impress this year. The 34-year-old told the official West Ham website, “quality-wise, we have a very decent team and squad. But it is about performances…That is what we are going to be judged by. It is all about the performances”.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side certainly do need to improve their performances if they’re to achieve their targets this season. Not only that, but the London Stadium faithful may grow frustrated with the Chilean coach if his side continue to struggle. Fabianski may have largely impressed, but there are plenty of individuals in the West Ham squad who have not been at their best recently.
Fabianski is right to praise the quality in West Ham’s squad. Individuals such as Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Declan Rice possess huge amounts of talent. The likes of Javier Hernandez and the Polish shot-stopper himself are also very reliable performers. However, there are too many weak links, especially at the back.
The ingredients of a good side are there at the London Stadium. However, the team are currently playing with a lack of cohesion. Pellegrini needs to reverse this situation or West Ham will fall short of their targets and he may pay with his job.