'That's what I want': Moyes tells West Ham fans exactly what he wants to achieve this season
West Ham United boss David Moyes has told the world that he’s aiming to break into the top four of the Premier League this season.
The Irons have been brilliant since the start of the last campaign. They finished sixth, just two points off fourth-place Chelsea last term, but Moyes has made it clear that he wants to get into the Champions League this time.
The Scot revealed in his press conference yesterday that he has even told his ambitions to the players. West Ham stars are fully behind him, but it will be extremely difficult for them to finish higher than they did last season.
David Moyes: I want West Ham to finish in the top four
Moyes said yesterday, as per Football London: “My plan is to challenge the top four. I’m hoping I can challenge the top four and maybe catch one, maybe topple one. That’s what I want to do. That’s what I’ve let the players know in terms of where I’m aiming.
“I can only speak for Everton as an ex-manager. I can’t speak for Rafa [Benitez]. But Everton is a big club, with big traditions and they’ve challenged the top four, certainly in my time there. There was a constant challenge. It was really difficult to break in, but we did it on one occasion.
“I’ve thought that West Ham are the team that does that [aims high]. I’ve been pushing the players and the staff here to say: ‘No, we have to challenge the top four. That’s the job and we have to try and push them as hard as we can.
“Well, we finished three [two] points I think behind Chelsea last year in the race for a Champions League spot. So we have to try and find that extra few points as the season goes on so that we can make it.”
Can the Hammers finish fourth?
West Ham have looked good this season. They’ve lost just two of their first seven league games and if they can keep all of their star players fit, they will have another successful season in the Premier League.
However, breaking into the top four will be extremely difficult. Manchester City and Liverpool are almost guaranteed to be there, as are Chelsea. Manchester United seem too strong to drop out as well, which makes it almost impossible.
However, football is a funny game and stranger things have happened. West Ham just have to keep pushing and if they’re there or thereabouts in the final few weeks, they could well sneak in.
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