West Ham new boy Victor Moses targets top seven finish - but doesn't know where club finished last season

The 24-year-old has lofty ambitions for his new temporary home.

West Ham loan signing Victor Moses has suggested the club can finish in the top seven this year despite not knowing where they finished last season, as revealed in an interview with the Telegraph.

Moses - who joined on a season-long loan from Chelsea on deadline day - was asked if he was surprised at the Hammers’ opening day victory at the Emirates and replied:

“I wasn’t surprised at all when they won at Arsenal…With the players they’ve got, no.”

“Now with me coming here, adding to the quality of what they’ve already got, we can work for success. Last year they were what, eighth? This year, we can do better.”

West Ham, in fact, finished in 12th place last season and an eighth place finish would have been welcomed with open arms at the Boleyn Ground.

Despite his mishap, Moses’ point is an indication of the confidence and ambition around the club and is a mark of the work being done by Slaven Bilic.

Moses singled out Bilic for praise, suggesting the Croatian’s experience as a player is being passed on to the dressing room.

“I chatted to him, he’s a good manager,” he added.

“He’s played the game, knows the game. He wants the team to go places and they’ve beaten Arsenal, beaten Liverpool already. There’s plenty of players here who can play good football. And they want to work hard.”

West Ham were among the busiest club’s in the transfer window this summer and have now assembled their strongest squad in years.

The considerable investment and upgrade in quality brings with it increased expectations, and the pressure is well and truly on Bilic and his boys to deliver this season.

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