West Ham United are in the hunt for a top four spot.
Former player Trevor Sinclair feels West Ham United can make the top four this season if everybody plays to the best of their abilities and the team steers clear of injuries, the London Evening Standard reports.
Finishing in the top four represents a difficult task at this stage of the season, yet Sinclair believes West Ham can still do it although they will need a number of factors to swing in their favour.
“I don’t think it’s beyond them but they will need everybody at the club playing to the best of their ability. They’re going to need a lot of luck with injuries and obviously for other teams to fall away,” Sinclair said, quoted by the LES.
“A lot has been said about Leicester and whether they can sustain their standard and results and if they fall away there is no reason why West Ham can’t make top four.”
Regardless of whether West Ham make the top four or not, this season has been one of great progress for the East London side and the future at the club is extremely bright.
Slaven Bilic’s men have recorded some excellent wins this season, beating the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool away from home – the latter a 3-0 thrashing at Anfield.
Additions such as Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio have been excellent while the recent signing of Sam Byram illustrates how the club are now thinking more long-term.
To reach the top four this term they will need to maintain their high standards, while hoping surprise leaders Leicester City will suffer a big drop in form.
It probably will not happen this season, although considering that their imminent move to the Olympic Stadium will help attract better players, you would not back against them making headway next year.