Former West Ham United defender Stuart Pearce has dimissed the idea that the side can't play attractive football under Sam Allardyce.
The former England under-21 manager is among those firmly in the camp that believe West Ham are better off with Sam Allardyce in charge of the club, rather than taking a risk on a new manager coming in.
Pearce appeared to dismiss concerns over the side’s style, suggesting that there was a common thought that the team were playing some of their best football under Allardyce earlier in the season.
“The one thing Sam will want to do is bow out with a victory, I personally don’t want him to bow out because I think he’s done a sterling job there – Go back a few months and people were saying ‘this is as good a football as West Ham have played in years and years’” said Pearce.
So what went wrong which has caused such a massive dip in West Ham’s performances and results?
Injuries to key players certainly haven’t helped and have left the boss in a position where he’s been using a winger in the form of Enner Valencia as his main centre forward.
However, these are professional players and they have a responsibility to adapt in difficult situations and the experienced in the team should have stepped up to make sure that the standards didn’t slip away.
West Ham do have it in them to play some of the best football in the Premier League and hopefully they can show it more consistently next year.