West Ham defender Sam Byram has said that his side will be targeting a top half during the upcoming Premier League season.
The 23-year-old Byram arrived at the Hammers last summer and helped the Hammers finish in seventh position at the end of the 2015/16 season.
Last season however the East London club were disappointing and finished 11th in a season during which they also flirted with relegation.
Byram, who will start his third season with the Hammers, believes that fans of the club can be optimistic especially considering that they have managed to sign quality players in Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez.
He said, “I think the signings we’ve made show the ambition of the Club. We’ve got a great squad and we’ll definitely be looking to finish in the top half of the table and see how well we can do.”
“Every player is going to have competition in a top team and West ham are a top club, so we’ve got competition all over the pitch. For me, I’ve just got to keep working hard and try to impress the manager and get in the team.”