Search

West Ham boss braced for Spurs, Manchester United and Chelsea tests

15:23 23 November 2012

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce shouts to his players on the touchline. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce shouts to his players on the touchline. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce knows that his side face a tough test in their next three fixtures.

The Hammers, coming off the back of games against Manchester City, Newcastle and Stoke, travel to Tottenham on Sunday before a midweek trip to Manchester United.

Their week ends with a Saturday lunchtime clash with Chelsea, under new manager Rafael Benitez.

Allardyce said: “We’ve just played Manchester City, Newcastle away and Stoke.

“They’ve been three big games. The three in the six days. It’s hard enough if the fixtures are put together in slightly less than six days.

“It’s a tough week for us.

“We’ll find out what we’re made of and are we going to continue to accumulate the points we’ve had up until now.”

These are the games that the Hammers battled so hard for in their season in the Championship and the boss is hoping to add to their points tally after an impressive start.

He added: “I think that players at our football club worked so hard last year for fixtures like this at the bigger end of the Premier League.

“These are the games players look forward to. You want to give a good account of yourselves.

“It’s all about accumulating the points. It’s about picking points up and moving towards a total that you need.”

It is quite possible that the Hammers could not pick up a single point from their next three games but Allardyce will be happy if they play their best and it is not good enough.

“We know that we are in a very good position,” he added.

“Down the line, with this group of fixtures, may prove difficult to gain points. I don’t think we’ll let ourselves down.

“We can play our best in all three fixtures and lose them all. If Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea play at their best then they’ll win and then Liverpool and West Brom after that.

“All those teams are in good form. It’s about playing our best.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

West Ham legend Tony Cottee

Our West Ham Columnist fancies a trip to Ibiza United in the Europa League

Andy Carroll
10:30
Sonny Upton celebrates a win

Super-welterweight hopes to get past Hall

09:00
Wapping Hockey Club has seen a surge in numbers due to Team GB's Olympic success (pic; Iain McAuslan)

Club’s open day sees increase in interest

Netherlands
Leyton Orient assistant manager Andy Edwards (right) watches on at Dagenham & Redbridge alongside Andy Hessenthaler (centre) and Danny Webb. Pic: SIMON O'CONNOR

O’s assistant manager Andy Edwards discusses reformed competition and strength of the east Londoners squad

Andy Hessenthaler

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now