Speaking to talkSPORT, pundit Danny Mills has claimed that the top four in England shouldn’t all be rewarded with European Cup qualification – going to say that they’ve expanded it for ‘the sake of expansion‘ and West Ham potentially finishing fourth is ‘not Champions League‘.
David Moyes’ men have enjoyed a remarkable campaign to date in the Premier League, with the Hammers potentially finishing in a Champions League place looking like a real possibility given the standings.
Currently sitting fifth with a game in hand and just two points behind Chelsea, the prospect of European football appears very concrete provided West Ham can continue to keep pace.
Mills, however, believes that the top four teams in the country shouldn’t all gain Champions League qualification – mentioning West Ham as an example.
“The Champions League is supposed to be the best of the best,” explained Mills to talkSPORT.
“I don’t even think it should be the top four in the country that go through, it’s the Champions League, maybe the top two.
“That’s what people want to see, let’s say West Ham get in the Champions League as fourth spot, that’s not Champions League.”
Flocking to this claim, many Hammers had their say – with one Iron calling it ’embarrassing’ as others have their say.
Find all of their verdicts down below.
West Ham fans flock to Mills message
“What a ridiculous thing to say….if West Ham finish 4th that’s because they have been the 4th best team in the country over 38 games. How are clubs meant to progress and compete with the best if they are not given that opportunity?!”
“You are getting worried aren’t you Danny? COYI”
“Danny Mills kicking up a fuss over little old West Ham. Embarrassing”
“This is embarrassing we are supposed to have football experts talking about the game and instead we have to listen to Danny Mills…”
“Hahahaha Mills stop crying mate… if we get champions league it’s because we’ve earned it! Did you say this when Leicester won the league?”
“he hates West ham. always has. don’t take the bait from one of the most ordinary average players to have ever played.”
“Could be the worst take I’ve ever seen.”
In other news: West Ham fans also flocked to an ExWHUemployee claim, find out more here.
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