Sam Byram has only been at West Ham United for just over a week, but he is convinced his new club can make it into the Champions League.
The 22-year-old right back has been impressed by the quality in West Ham’s squad already, and he told the Guardian that he believes that making a run for the top four is not out of his new side’s capabilities.
“I think so, when teams like Man City are coming to play us at home and we’re disappointed not to get three points says something about where we’re pushing to be," he said.
"The players we’ve got here, the way we perform, it really is an exciting time for the club.”
West Ham are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table, and they are six points outside the Champions League places.
The Hammers are in impressive form, however, and they have shown that they can compete with the strongest teams in England.
West Ham have beaten Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea this campaign, while they have also done the double of Liverpool.
Byram made his debut for Slaven Bilic’s side last weekend, after coming off the bench against City.
The former Leeds United man impressed as the Hammers claimed a 2-2 draw, to keep them within touching distance of fifth placed Manchester United.