West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has underlined the importance of winning against Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Hammers will head into the clash on the back of a 1-1 draw with Sunderland away from home at the weekend.
Sam Allardyce’s side actually had to come from behind at the Stadium of Light to pick up the point, and Carroll says that the players need to step up against the Foxes.
“It'll be another tough game, every game's a tough game and obviously they're not doing particularly well at the minute but it's still going to be tough for us," West Ham’s official website quotes the 25-year-old as saying. "We've got to go out there and try to get the points that we want.
"With the game on Saturday, we felt the next two were winnable games and six points would have been great for us.
“We've come up here, it's been a tough game, got the one, so it's more important now to get the three against Leicester, which I think we can do.”
Winning at Sunderland is not easy and many would praise West Ham for getting something from the Stadium of Light, but the fact that Carroll is not happy with the result shows how ambitious the Hammers are this season.
West Ham started the season probably looking for a top-half finish, but after 16 rounds of matches in the Premier League, they find themselves fourth in the table.
Doubts remain on whether the Hammers can maintain their current form until the end of the season, but as of now the fans can dream.