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Hammers can reach the top four, says striker

West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez has insisted that the club can finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

The Hammers fought hard against relegation last season after a torrid time at the club. They parted company with manager Slaven Bilic after just 11 league games, before bringing in David Moyes who kept them up before being replaced by Chilean boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini has brought with him all manner of new confidence, as he has been backed in the transfer market with the club spending close to £100m on new players.

And former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez is confident that his team can build on their survival scrape from last season by finishing in the top four.

“Top six, top four is the aim, as high as we can,” he told the club website, when asked where West Ham could finish in the table.

“I’m a dreamer. I am always aiming as high as I can and if we can put West Ham in the Champions League, why not?”

The Mexican also spoke out about his future at the club, with the striker tipped to leave the club before a conversation between him and Pellegrini.

“The manager called me before the World Cup because he knew my situation was difficult at the end of last season, and he made me feel very good,” he added.

“He told me I was going to be an important player and would play an important role in this team, so he gave me a lot of confidence.

“I’m very motivated and I know I need to work hard to win a place in the starting line-up and then perform as well as I can to help the team with goals, assists and good performances to get the points to move up the table.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]