David Gold expects West Ham to finish sixth

Upton Park

The Hammers are currently seventh with two Premier League games left.

Speaking to West Ham United's website, co-chairman David Gold says he'd love for his club to finish fifth this season, but believes sixth is a lot more realistic.

The Hammers currently lie seventh in the Premier League table, but they would leapfrog Southampton back into the final Europa League qualification spot if they win their game in hand for Wednesday's visit of Manchester United - the last ever game at Upton Park.

Saturday's surprising 4-1 defeat at home to Swansea City has thrown their European aspirations into disarray ever so slightly, though it remains fully in their hands.

And although Gold would love to go one further by finishing fifth, he reckons that the Irons will finish the Premier League season in sixth.

"We would like to finish fifth, but sixth is more realistic. The reason for that is because we have a great manager and some great players," he said to the official website.

 

Champions League football had looked on the cards for quite a long time this season, but Europa League football at the Olympic Stadium next term would still represent an excellent maiden term in their new home.

 

They visit Stoke City on the final day, while Southampton host Crystal Palace.

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