Winston Reid pinpoints the two things West Ham have been lacking recently

Winston Reid & Rowen Muscat

West Ham drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has told The Independent that his side are lacking two things right now; sharpness and luck.

The Hammers drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, as after Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet had cancelled out Damien Delaney's opener for the Eagles, Dwight Gayle equalised to earn a share of the spoils following Cheikhou Kouyate's red card.

A point at home meant West Ham now lie three points adrift of the Champions League places, having also drawn their previous match against Chelsea 2-2 before the international break.

Saturday's draw was a disappointing one considering Palace's recent terrible form, and whilst a Champions League place may now look difficult, nothing should be taken away from a superb debut season under Croatian boss Slaven Bilic.

However, after Saturday's game, defender Winston Reid told The Independent that he thinks West Ham are currently lacking two things - a little bit of sharpness and some better luck, having recently encountered a host of poor refereeing decisions.

Reid does feel that European qualification is within reach, and with seven games to play, the New Zealand international is hoping to put together a run of results.

"Europe is still within our reach," said Reid. "There are seven games to play so there is still loads of football to be played, and it is not like we are playing poorly or anything. We are maybe lacking a little bit of sharpness – and a little bit of luck," he added.

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