It’s fair to say performances have been much better in recent weeks, although we only have the win against Southampton to really show for it so far.
David Moyes has begun getting the players performing at their best and if it wasn’t for some poor finishing against Arsenal at the weekend, we would be three points clear of the bottom three and feeling a little happier about things.
However, there’s still a lot of football to be played and the general feeling now is that we have enough about us to secure Premier League safety.
And that feeling is shared by Hammers legend John Moncur, who joined the guys on the We Are West Ham Podcast to discuss a whole host of West Ham related topics.
Moncur believes that Moyes’ side has turned a corner in terms of performances and that a newfound attacking prowess on display has made him a lot happier about what the immediate future holds for the club.
He said: “Yeah, I think we’ve turned a corner.
“If you take the last three performances, obviously we’ve beaten Southampton which was a result we desperately needed, while after the Man City game we looked like we had no threat whatsover. Whereas we went to Liverpool and we caused some problems.
“I think we’ve we’re learning to sort of build a good away structure, and that showed at Arsenal. I think by sitting back and letting these teams dominate, you can reserve a bit of energy and as long as you all know what you’re doing and meet them on the break and get in behind them, which with the likes of [Michail] Antonio and [Jarrod] Bowen now, we can do that.
“So we’ve got that threat on the break now and I’m a lot more comfortable now than I was a month ago, put it that way.”
It’s hard to disagree with Moncur’s assessment. Aside from the performance at Man City, in which we were devoid of any real attacking threat, we’ve looked a lot more dangerous going forward, even on the road against the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal.
The big fear for us fans, though, is that we don’t score enough goals when they matter most. The struggles at the Emirates in front of goal eventually cost us at least a point, if not all three, which could prove costly in the battle to survive in the Premier League.
If the likes of Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen can continue causing problems upfront, though, and subsequently bring Sebastien Haller in to play, then we’ll be giving ourselves every chance of pulling further away from the bottom three sooner rather than later.