Karren Brady on what West Ham United can achieve this season

Karren Brady is confident that West Ham United can qualify for Europe next season and looks ahead to today’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has written in The Sun that the team can qualify for Europe next season.

The Hammers are having a very good 2014-15 campaign and are on course for a top-five finish in the Premier League.

Heading into today’s London derby against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane, West Ham find themselves eighth in the standings with 38 points from 25 matches.

Sam Allardyce’s side are no fewer than eight points behind fifth-placed Southampton, but Brady is confident of catching the Saints.

“We have 13 games left to realise our stated ambition of a top-half finish,” the 45-year-old wrote in The Sun.

“A European place is not out of the question — if we achieve that I would deem it a highly successful campaign and we have Sam to thank for that.”

Can West Ham qualify for Europe?

West Ham have struggled for points and results in recent weeks, and were also dumped out of the FA Cup by West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

However, there is enough time for the Hammers to regain their form and challenge for a top-five finish in the Premier League this campaign.

Of course, West Ham will need teams around them to drop points in the final months of the campaign, but it is too early to write off their chances.

Next up for West Ham is a clash against Spurs away from home today, and Brady is hopeful of picking up all three points against their London neighbours.

“We have the perfect chance to overcome last weekend’s shocker with a trip to Spurs today,” she wrote in The Sun. “A similar display to last season’s 3-0 win would have Hammers fans shouting for all the right reasons.”

Can West Ham win against Tottenham?

Based on recent form, one has to say that Tottenham will be favourites to win today. The North London outfit also have a better team, and playing at home will give them an added advantage.

However, the Hammers have shown that they do have the ability to step up against the bigger teams. One should not be surprised if they pick up a draw or even a win today.

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