Ian Wright has a suggestion for West Ham players regarding Europa League

Ian Wright

Premier League outfit West Ham United could feature in the Europa League next season.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has suggested on The Sun Goals Podcast that West Ham United players should embrace the Europa League.

West Ham will have a chance to play in the prestigious European competition next season if Manchester United win the FA Cup this weekend.

If the Hammers do qualify for the Europa League, then their first game (a qualifier) could be held in late July.

This could cause disruptions in Slaven Bilic’s side's preparations for the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

Former Arsenal striker Wright believes that the West Ham players should embrace the challenge and just get on with it.

“I know it’s an early start, but if the players are anything like I was, after you have had a couple of weeks’ rest, especially if you have not been involved in anything to do with internationals, you literally are just chopping at the bits to get back into training,” said the former West Ham striker on The Sun Goals Podcast.

Playing an Europa League qualifier in July can be disruptive, but the West Ham players should be looking forward to it.

After all, playing in an European competition is a matter of pride and prestige, and it would also be great for the fans at the Olympic Stadium.

If West Ham make good signings in the summer transfer window and reinforce their squad, then there is no reason why they should not be able to compete both in the Premier League and in the Europa League next season.

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