Slaven Bilic has overseen vast improvements at Upton Park since his appointment in the summer.
West Ham United captain Mark Noble insists his side have not given up on reaching a Champions League spot, and told the Evening Standard that the Hammers will push Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City all the way to the end.
Noble scored two penalties in their 3-1 win over Watford last night, and spoke to Standard Sport after the game:
“I’m not going to say we’re going to do it [finish in the top four] because there’s quite a big gap, but we’ll just keep pushing and keep winning games and then you never know."
Noble has been a key figure in the Hammers impressive season, making 33 Premier league appearances, scoring five goals and chipping in with four assists.
His form has led to calls for his inclusion in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the Euros in France with pundits and fans alike adamant that he deserves his chance. The England boss preferred Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater, however, in his last squad.
The boyhood West Ham fan finished by saying his side will be taking nothing for granted, and they realise how much quality those above them in the table possess:
“There’s loads of ifs and buts and let’s get it straight — Arsenal, United and City can also win all of their games because they’ve got great squads. We’ve got to get points on the board and see where it takes us.”
West Ham have to wait for nine days until their next Premier league outing when they head to The Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion.