West Ham United fans here in the Tavern believe that David Moyes can keep them up this season, after already pulling off some impressive results since taking over back in November.
The Hammers are treading in unknown waters as they look to be heading for their worst finish since returning to the Premier League, with the possibility of relegation to the Championship being rather daunting for many of our locals. However, if there’s one man that can save the sinking ship then it’s going to be David Moyes, having already lifted them out of the dreaded relegation zone.
However, a lot of the onus will be on the players grinding out results on the pitch in what is a crucial period for the Hammers, as one minor slip-up could harm their survival hopes massively. Indeed, with arguably one of the best squads outside of the top six, our locals are confused as to why they’re finding it so hard to string together a fine run of results.
Therefore, here’s a look at TWO players who really need to step up their game during the relegation run in…
The Mexican was phenomenal during his days at Old Trafford but has struggled to replicate his goalscoring form at West Ham United since making the move to the English capital.
Indeed, our local residents were extremely excited to be welcoming the former Manchester United player to the London Stadium in the summer, but his performances so far this season have left many fearing for their future in the Premier League.
Of course, it’s vital for a side battling with relegation to produce a healthy flow of goals in order to keep survival hopes alive, however, Javier Hernandez’s seven goals thus far just haven’t done enough for the cause.
Mark Noble has always been known as captain fantastic to many of our local residents here in the Tavern, as both a leader on and off the field in seasons gone by for the Hammers.
However, he’s struggled to leave his mark on the field at times this season with the odd penalty being his only contribution, as Premier League survival is heavily dependent on whether the Englishman takes charge of the side.
Therefore, Noble needs to buck up his ideas before it’s too late for the Hammers, as an increase in leadership and performance could prove crucial come the end of the season.