Winston Reid: Why I'll be disappointed on holiday this summer

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West Ham United defender Winston Reid hasn't held back in his assessment of the club's season.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid told the club’s website why he’ll be heading off on holiday this summer feeling disappointed.

The New Zealand international, who signed a new deal with the Hammers last season, has summarised the club’s campaign as the players prepare for life under a new manager.

“The last twelve-odd games have been poor from our point of view and we’ll go off on holiday really disappointed,” he said.

“It just hasn’t been good enough in the latter part of the season. It’s something that we need to correct for when we come back in after the summer and get back to what it was before Christmas time.”

“We started the campaign really well. We’ve always been safe throughout the season, but it’s just unfortunate that we couldn’t push on in the second half of the season. We just didn’t hit the form that we had before Christmas.”

The club’s poor form since the turn of the year is arguably what cost Sam Allardyce his job as manager, with the Hammers one of the form teams over the first few months of the campaign.

West Ham need to learn lessons quickly under their new manager otherwise they could find themselves deep in a battle at the wrong end of the Premier League table.

The new boss, whoever that may be, needs to bring some clear and fresh ideas to the table and needs to be backed over any new signings he wants to go after in the transfer market this summer.

If West Ham start their final season at Upton Park well and are consistent through all parts of the season, there’s no reason they can’t be pushing for the European places by the time the Olympic Stadium move comes around.

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