Allardyce: West Ham should have achieved this 'weeks ago'

Sam Allardyce Press Conference 12/02/2014

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has been left frustrated in his pursuit of a specific points tally.

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has told the club’s website that the team should have set the points target he set for them weeks ago.

Allardyce wants West Ham to end the season on a total of 50 points, which would require seven points from the club’s remaining five games in the Premier League this season.

West Ham have been on a difficult run of form and it’s left the manager as frustrated as anyone else in relation to that aim.

“The players really now have to accept responsibility that they’ve got to focus and knuckle down to ensuring we hit the 50-point target,” he said.

“We should have done it weeks ago, we should have 49 points now just based on the last few seconds of games.”

The Hammers have lost vital points in late situations, conceding late goals which has taken the gloss off of otherwise very impressive performances.

Fortunately the club have already accumulated a high number of points, which is enough for them to be safe in the Premier League.

However, that doesn’t excuse the idea that they seem to have clocked off and appear content with allowing the season to fizzle out before time off in the summer.

Allardyce is under pressure in relation to his own future and needs to try and find a way to turn things around, getting performances moving in the right direction and improving his own chances of earning that new contract.

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