Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Sullivan: we're only a couple of players short


Filed: Tuesday, 7th March 2017
By: Staff Writer


Co-owner David Sullivan insists that West Ham are "only a couple of players short" of a "very, very good side".

Little more than a month after the last transfer window closed, Sullivan admitted that Slavan Bilic's first team squad will need a boost in the summer - before once again reiterating that he will be working "extremely hard" in the summer to address any shortcomings.

Speaking in the wake of West Ham's 2-1 defeat at home to Chelsea - a result that means the Hammers have now lost as many Premier League matches in the Olympic Stadium as they've won (five wins, five defeats) - Sullivan began his summer charm offensive early as he spoke about the need to invest.




"Chelsea took more chances than us, but our ability to compete with them is a sign that the gap is closing and we are not far away from beating the top sides," claimed Sullivan. "I believe we are only a couple of players short of having a very, very good side, and I can promise that we will be working extremely hard again in the summer to achieve that objective."

Yet despite the defeat, Sullivan remained optimistic that West Ham will emulate their trip to Dean Court last season when they tackle Bouremouth on the South Coast this weekend.

"There is no reason to believe that we won’t bounce back and enjoy a repeat of our memorable victory at the Vitality Stadium last season," he said. "Our away record since Christmas has been excellent, with three wins and a draw from five matches on our travels, and 11 goals scored.

"We also have Michail Antonio available again after suspension and a victory will take us back into the top half of the table above Southampton, who are not in action."





Related News

   arrow   Fans alliance to meet club [15th Feb 2018]
   arrow   Dyer criticises Gold's 'classy touch' [14th Feb 2018]
   arrow   Gold invited to anti-Board demo [13th Feb 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [12th Feb 2018]
   arrow   Sullivan issues appeal to fans [10th Feb 2018]
   arrow   Moyes, Sullivan, Chicharito & Obiang: Tuesday's news [6th Feb 2018]
   arrow   Moyes to depart at end of season [5th Feb 2018]
   arrow   Sullivan: unity is the key to our success [5th Feb 2018]
   arrow   I made £25m deadline day bid, claims Sullivan [5th Feb 2018]
   arrow   Fresh Brady row adds to West Ham's woes [1st Feb 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Noble on Hunter [audio]
The second part of Mark Noble's interview with journalist Graham Hunter in ...more
Three Years Ago
Allardyce concerned by string of Carroll injuries
Sam Allardyce admitted this morning that he has concerns over Andy Carroll's long-term future in the...more
Five Years Ago
Fans flock to Bobby service
There was an emotional gathering at the World Cup winners statue this morning as a large crowd congr...more