David Moyes claims that things on the training ground have become more relaxed as the Hammers have reached the heights.
Certainly – despite pressure for European qualification – the boys are enjoying life and feeling far more comfortable than at the same time last season.
And they appear to be doing exactly what ClaretandHugh blogger Ray ‘Tonka’ Stewart has been telling them to do at this critical part of the season – relax and enjoy as they look for a hat-trick of wins at St James’ Park after wins over Wolves and Leicester.
Asked by reporters whether the mood was tense in training Moyesie said:
“If anything I think we’re becoming more relaxed.
“When we were coming to the business last year and the year before we were needing to score goals and get points to stay up or keep away from the bottom three.
“So we’re enjoying this new situation, we’re enjoying training, everybody is working hard and it’s been good fun on the training ground. We’ve built a good spirit and we’re hoping we can keep it going.
“I don’t think we need to add any more pressure. The position we have put ourselves in is incredible.
“I don’t know where we are going to finish. But the fact we’ve won two very difficult back to back games against Wolves and Leicester gives you an idea of our intent and what we’re trying to do.”