Allardyce reveals his biggest regret over West Ham's recent form

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been left frustrated by the position the club now find themselves in.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been quoted by the Belfast Telegraph suggesting his main regret over the team’s recent form.

The Hammers returned to winning ways against Sunderland over the weekend, but their recent performances have seen them slide down the table and away from the European places, much to the manager’s annoyance.

“When you are in the dizzy heights of fourth at Christmas you have got to try to maintain that and we haven't been able to,” he said.

“If we were carrying on the way we were, then on our points total per games, we were going to finish in the top four.”

The win against Sunderland took the side onto 42 points in the table, with a top eight place possible with Swansea only one point ahead.

However, European football for next season now looks very difficult with an 11 point gap from sixth place with just eight games left to go in the season.

Regardless of where West Ham finish in the table this season, it’s important the team learns from the lessons of this season.

The next time they are in a position where they could create a little bit of history, they’ll know more about the pressures and demands involved for the side to stay there and move forward.

It’s still unclear whether Allardyce will be the main man in charge of the club next season, but if he does stay on then it seems he will definitely feel as though he’s got an extra point to prove.

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