West Ham captain Kevin Nolan has admitted to fans that he feels the club have majorly underachieved this season, and expects a greater improvement next time around.
We sealed our Premier League safety on Saturday with a convincing 2-0 victory over rivals Spurs, but soon after Nolan was quick to point out that had it not been for a run of 4 straight victories earlier in the season, West Ham could well be facing relegation once again.
“Sometimes we haven’t been good enough this season, and we’re an honest enough bunch of lads to hold our hands up to that. With the quality we’ve built here, we were able to hang on in there. We hung on in there until January, and then went on that fantastic run which we knew we could do.”
“Losing four games on the trot twice this season is disappointing and it’s something we’ll be working to avoid next year.
“That’s for next season now, this year has been tough but we’ve come through it and I’m proud to lead those boys in the dressing room.”
The Hammers will no doubt be turning their attentions to improving the squad for next season, and as revealed by David Gold, adding firepower is priority number one.