Tony Cottee explains the West Ham way

Tony Cottee

West Ham United are doing well in the Premier League this season.

Former West Ham United striker Tony Cottee has explained to The Daily Express what the ‘West Ham way’ is.

"I get annoyed when people ridicule the West Ham Way but it is very, very simple," the former England international told The Daily Express. "At the start of each season, West Ham are not going to win the Premier League, they are not going to get into the Champions League.

“If they have an outstanding season, they may well qualifying for the Europa League. They may or may not win a cup - they have not won anything since 1980.

"So the simple principle of the West Ham way is to play entertaining football for the fans, who are very much working-class people who work their socks off during the week and then on a Saturday, want to be entertained.”

West Ham have done well in the Premier League so far this season and have played good football.

The Hammers are sixth in the league table at the moment with 21 points from 12 matches.

The London outfit are just three points behind fourth-place Manchester United and only five behind leaders Manchester City.

Not many will agree with this, but Slaven Bilic’s side are in the running for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.

If the Hammers maintain their form and continue to pick up points over the coming weeks, then they should be considered genuine contenders for a Champions League place.

With Chelsea struggling at the moment, the prized fourth spot is up for grabs.

West Ham will take on Tottenham Hotspur away from home at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Sunday.

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