West Ham chairman eyes league
Surprise victories over Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal have seen West Ham climb to 3rd in the Barclays Premier League, and co-chairman David Sullivan believes the club could actually win the league.
“We’re very, very optimistic. I’m not talking it down I want to talk it up, I believe it’s achievable,” Sullivan said in a chat with the club’s website.
“It’s a big myth, I mean look at what’s gone wrong with Chelsea – that looked an impossibility – so why shouldn’t the opposite happen to us?”
“In football, we’re here to dream. At the start of the season we were in four competitions and the aim was to win those four.”
“Now we’re down to two – we’ve got the big double left – and it’s very, very unlikely but not impossible.”
“If you’d asked about the Champions League at the start of the season I would have said it’s impossible this year – but it’s not. Forget dreaming in the future.”
“The unfortunate thing is that if you finish fourth you have to play a qualifying game – and no doubt we’d get a real toughie – like the fourth best team in Spain or Italy!”
“Realistically, I’d love fourth place and we’d take our chances. I know it’s unlikely, but it really is possible.
“One more win and we could be top of the table, looking down!”
“I’m not sure how clever that would be as it’d really put pressure on people but it’s not bad to be two points off the lead.”