Avram Grant has insisted that his West Ham side will not be relegated and that there has been a marked improvement for the Hammers since the transfer window closed.
Although they are propping up the Premier League table, West Ham have encouragingly picked up two wins and two draws in their last four outings.
Quoted in the Daily Mirror, Grant insisted that the Hammers have too much ability to be relegated, saying, “We are not a team to be at the bottom of the league, we are not a team for relegation. We play football to be in a better place and we will do that.
“One thing I like to see now is my team are improving and learning from the things we do. We come strongly in the second-half which didn’t happen to us in the beginning of the season.
“In the second-half I was delighted to see our determination. All of our problems before was when we were 1-0 down the heads were down and everybody felt sorry for themselves. Now we are stronger and we could have gone on to win the game.”
Grant explained that one reason for West Ham’s recent improvement was that the speculation over players leaving Upton Park had subsided since the transfer window closed at the end of August.
Grant continued, “Here we know from the beginning what we want from ourselves. It was not easy up to 31st of August because there were a lot of question marks about who was going and coming. Since then it’s been much easier for us and we are playing much more like a team.”