Former West Ham player Glen Johnson has spoken out on the clubs current predicament this season and his shock at where David Moyes’ side finds itself.
Johnson, who was a graduate of our famed Academy of Football having joined the club at just 9 years old, had admitted his frustration at watching West Ham fail to push on further this season – although stated that danger will be averted under Moyes.
Despite the club outlaying around £180m on new recruits in the summer, including Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca, and recording back-to-back top 7 finishes in the Premier League table in previous seasons, our Hammers are currently in the midst of a relegation battle.
Form though is no-doubt improving, with West Ham recording only one defeat since the turn of the year, despite playing seven matches in all competitions. It is recent progression in performances and results that have many hoping a big corner has been turned this season.
Johnson, who sadly departed the club back in 2003 following our relegation from the top flight, admits that he is shocked by the clubs position at present, especially considering the progress made in recent years.
“West Ham spent half of last year in the top four,” said the former England defender to Football London. “So it’s totally flipped on its head. But hopefully, they can go on a little run and pull away.”
The former Hammer also shared his frustration at the clubs previous lack of consistency, although feels the team has enough to garner the points to pull away from the the wrong end of the table.
“It’s typical West Ham,” added Johnson. “Sometimes because they’ll beat Man United and then they will lose what feels like a relatively simple home game. It’s frustrating to watch, but once they string a couple of performances together I think they have got enough to stay out of it.”