Cottee not impessed with Avram
WHU legend Tony Cottee has put the boot into his old team and their manager Avram Grant after a horrendous start to the season.
The Hammers have lost all four Premier League games this season and sit at the foot of the table with no points.
Cottee is at a loss to explain the terrible start and is not impressed with Grant’s attempts to steer the club in the right direction after narrowly escaping the drop last season.
The former Hammers striker wrote in his column for the East London Advertiser: “It’s been a horrendous beginning to the campaign and one that I didn’t expect with the standard of players we have.
“We have four England internationals at our disposal, while there are a host of others who also represent their countries, so something has to be wrong for us to be where we are in the table.
“I’m not confident at all for the Stoke game [on Saturday] after we have made such a bad start and it worries me that I don’t see where the inspiration is coming from.
“I don’t see boss Avram Grant being able to motivate the players a huge amount and I think it will be down to the squad to do it themselves.”
West Ham travel to Stoke, who only got their first points of the season on Monday against Aston Villa, and Cottee is already viewing it as a relegation ‘six pointer’.
He added: “There is no doubt we are in a relegation battle after the start we have made, but it only takes a couple of good results to move us towards mid-table.
“It’s a massive match.”