Reid suggests the mistake West Ham can't allow to happen this season

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West Ham United defender Winston Reid wants the club to adopt a game by game approach to the new Premier League season.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has told the club’s official website that it’s important the Hammers don’t get too far ahead of themselves when the Premier League season starts.

The New Zealand international is hopeful that the Irons can have a good campaign, calling on the club to improve over the second half of the season after they really struggled over the final few months last time round under old manager Sam Allardyce.

“Hopefully we'll have a really good season this year, and carry ourselves well into the new stadium. But the most important thing is this next season, and we'll just take things game by game,” he told whufc.com.

“We need to improve on what we did last year. We had a fantastic first half of the season but the second half was not the best. So we need to improve and make sure the first half of the season also continues into the second.”

Sensible approach

The game by game approach that Reid suggests is the best way forward for the club because it’s still a little unclear as to how the side is going to setup in the Premier League under Slaven Bilic.

There could be some new signings coming in, there could be injuries and the boss will also have to adapt to the information he’s receiving on the club’s opponents.

That makes it difficult for him to look too far ahead in terms of planning and setting aims, which could cause setbacks and a negative mentality to develop.

Entire season needs to be consistent

There can’t be any dips in form and prolonged spells where the club struggles as was the case last time round.

One of West Ham’s aims for the coming season will be to secure European football through their league position, which won’t happen if they’re too inconsistent.

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