West Ham United boss David Moyes has told Sky Sports that he ‘wants to smile’ after being asked about how he feels to be competing with Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea for a top four spot.
West Ham went above Tottenham after beating Burnley last night, and also put serious pressure on Chelsea, who occupy fourth spot.
The Hammers are now only three points behind Thomas Tuchel’s side, while they have pushed Tottenham back down to sixth.
“Those three points take you above Tottenham. You’re not just behind Chelsea as well. What sort of battle is it going to be?,” Geoff Shreeves asked Moyes on Sky.
And he said: “Four games to go, it’s great! I want to smile about it. But I’ve got really big games coming up. I’ve been in this position before and I know what it’s like.
“We’re probably going to have to win the four games to be realistic. That’s the way it is.
“But we’ve ticked one off tonight. If we play the way we did tonight we’ll give most teams a game.”
West Ham were the least fancied out of the group of themselves, Chelsea and Tottenham going into the new campaign.
However, they really have put themselves in contention to land a Champions League spot after a brilliant season.
West Ham also have a run-in which, on paper, looks easier than Chelsea’s and Tottenham’s.
Spurs still have the likes of Leeds United, Aston Villa and Leicester City to play, while Chelsea have an even tougher run-in and have the difficulty of navigating a Champions League semi-final and an FA Cup final between league matches.