Stewart Downing says West Ham are aiming for Europe

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West Ham United midfielder Stewart Downing has taken part on a question and answer session today. We compile the best answers.

Stewart Downing has revealed that he believes that West Ham United can make it into a European spot after an excellent start to the season.

Downing took part in a question and answer session on the club's official Twitter account and he says that after the start they have made they are hunting European qualification.

 

The Hammers have won many plaudits for the style of football they are playing and their new attacking threat has served them well.

The easier-on-the-eye football is creating a good atmosphere at Upton Park - something Downing paid tribute to by saying the London club's fans were as loud as he had heard them when they beat Liverpool - and that is reflecting in their results.

 

At the moment Sam Allardyce's side are in seventh position, just one point off the top four and they now have made an ambitious target.

Downing paid tribute to his manager's influence on this, too, and says that his tactical changes have been enjoyable. 

 

The 30-year-old has been moved into a more central role and he admits that he enjoys playing this position more than he did when he was out on the wing.

 

 

Downing was called the most in-form midfielder in the Premier League last month and whilst he admits that the statement may have been hyperbolic he says it has been nice to hear the praise.

 

Downing also admitted that he is looking forward to the club's move to the Olympic Stadium, that there are a number of Hammers players who feel they should have been given an England call-up, that Daniel Alves is the best right-back he has faced in his career and he even had time to comment on new signing Alex Song's fashion sense.

 

 

 

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