West Ham United’s consistency delights Sam Allardyce
Sam Allardyce reveals his delight at West Ham's consistency this term as he sets his sights on an eighth-place finish
Sam Allardyce has admitted his delight at his West Ham United side’s consistency this season as he sets his sights on an eighth-place finish in the Premier League.
The Hammers are currently 10th in the Premier League table on 42 points heading into Saturday’s clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
A successful run in their final four games of the season could see the east London outfit finish as high as eighth in the table.
And Allardyce believes the Hammers’ current position reflects his side’s consistent form over the course of the season.
“I think that I said from the very start that our goal was to try and finish around mid-table,” Allardyce told a news conference on Thursday.
“I always felt that 10th was the highest possible position for this year. It would be great to try and achieve it. We’re there with four games to go.
“We’ve not been lower than 14th all season, so it shows the consistency really, that the players have shown. Like every team, in some period of the season we went several games with only one win. That happens to everyone who’s in and around that area of the Premier League and, of course, if it’s only one period then it’s not too bad.”
Allardyce added: “[It’s] £800,000 a place in the league. The higher we finish in the league the more revenue it generates, the better budgeting figures we can attain for next season.”