West Ham boss David Moyes believes they can challenge for the top four.
Moyes insists the Hammers are capable of matching the likes of Leicester City.
"I'm actually looking to see why can I not challenge these teams? Why do I think that I have to roll over and let these teams finish above me?
"I'm certainly not doing that this year… I finished 4th with Everton and qualified for the Champions League. I finished sixth at West Ham [two points behind Chelsea]. It probably took me four years to get a consistency level at Everton.
"I remember thinking that Everton were nearly happy to be safe by Easter. That was it. I said: 'No I'm not having that anymore. I'm not having the type of team. I have to change it.'
"When I do the comparison at West Ham, I think West Ham teams are a bit flaky and not always consistent.
"I want to get rid of that flaky [reputation], not always being consistent, and make West Ham stronger more consistent.
"But I understand the question, it's really, really hard to overtake the big sides. But I do think that now the way football is going, there is a bigger opportunity. Leicester is the best example."
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