West Ham legend believes the Hammers are better than the other teams in the relegation dogfight 

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 11:17am

By Ali McDowall

Former West Ham midfielder John Moncur thinks the East London club are better than their competition fighting to avoid the drop.

West Ham are in deep trouble; they loom just above the relegation zone on goal difference in 16th and have taken just five points from a possible 27. 

David Moyes’ side suffered yet another blow to their survival hopes at the weekend when they went down 1-0 to Arsenal at The Emirates, making it six back-to-back losses on the road for the Hammers. 

Despite their abysmal form and a tough run in to the end of the season, former West Ham star John Moncur remains optimistic on his old side's chances of staying up. 

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Speaking to Charlie Hawkins on The West Ham Fans Show, Moncur suggested West Ham have more quality than the teams around them and should stay up. 

"What worries me, particularly before you know, Antonio wasn't playing- he was injured- and before Bowen came, I didn't feel we had any players at all to stretch the defence. 

“So I think it’s more optimistic in that respect and looking at the teams around us, I do think we're better. 

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“Obviously the likes of Norwich and Bournemouth, even Brighton, and as you go and look around what's around you, we're better than them you know what I mean?”

He added that Moyes’ side has developed some confidence in recent games and believes they could get some positive results soon despite a tough set of fixtures.

"So I think with there’s a little bit of mentality and confidence that has come back the last three games performance wise. 

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“We've obviously got some tough games coming up I mean Wolves is a tough game, but we can go and beat Tottenham you know. 

“I mean we've done it before so I think the belief in the squad is there now, and I do think that our defence you know, to a point, looks decent and we can hurt teams."

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