Slaven Bilic gives honest answer when asked about West Ham's Champions League hopes

Slaven Bilic

Slaven Bilic says it will be 'extremely hard' for West Ham to qualify for the Champions League.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has told the Daily Mail that he thinks it will now be extremely hard for his side to qualify for the Champions League.

The Hammers have drawn each of their last four games either 2-2 or 3-3, with Bilic's men certainly capable of scoring goals, but having trouble keeping them out at the other end.

Tonight, West Ham take on Watford at Upton Park in search of a first league win since the 5th of March, and will be looking to get their top four push back on track.

Picking up just four points from the last four games has derailed West Ham's hopes of shock qualification for the Champions League, and they now sit seven points off Arsenal in fourth.

A win over Watford would certainly boost their hopes, but with Arsenal taking on West Bromwich Albion on Thursday, the Hammers need to win their game and then hope for favours from elsewhere to stand any chance of a top four finish.

Ahead of the game against Quique Sanchez Flores' Watford side - who West Ham lost 2-0 to back in October - Bilic has been speaking about his bleak hopes for the Champions League...and he isn't giving up just yet.

Bilic has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that he won't give up on a top four place - but did give an honest assessment, admitting that it will now be 'extremely hard' for West Ham to break into the top four this season.

"We are talking about top four. It is hard. We aren’t going to give up but it is hard, extremely hard now," said Bilic. "It is not slipping away but we need to win here and to win as many games as we can until the end of the season," he added.

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