Sam Allardyce reckons a successful West Ham European campaign could see them struggle in the Premier League.
Interviews on talkSport the former Irons manager claims Slaven Bilic “could run into the same problems I did over the last four years”
Ahead of the game against Birkirkara the sixty-year-old told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show“If West Ham have a very good run in Europe it could have a detrimental effect on their Premier League results.
“If you play more games in Europe, along with the FA Cup and League Cup, you’re going to test the squad.
“I’m not sure the squad is strong and deep enough if they have a long run in Europe. Staying clear of injuries is the most important thing in any manager’s season.
“If not, Slaven Bilic could run into the same problems I did over the last four years.”