Date: 5th August 2019 at 12:45pm
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OPINION

West Ham legend Frank McAvennie shared that the Hammers can dream for better in their upcoming campaign as he revealed what he thought would be a good season for the club.

The former Hammers player implied that Manuel Pellegrini’s side can be a bit more ambitious than last season, as he says fans can now dream for better, and stated that finishing eighth in the Premier League with perhaps a cup run to go with it would be great.

“We can dream for better, but think top eight would be great, maybe get a cup run,” wrote McAvennie, via his verified Twitter account.

Many West Ham fans will surely be thrilled if McAvennie’s ambitions for the Hammers in their 19/20 campaign were met as it would signify that the club had made progress under Manuel Pellegrini.

Pellegrini guided the Hammers to a 10th placed finish in his first campaign at the club last season, with them finishing 10th with 52 points.

The team that finished eighth last season was Everton, who ended up with two more points than the Hammers, so eighth is an achievable goal.

However, it’s also ambitious when you consider that several Premier League sides have strengthened in the summer and it would be ambitious if it went alongside a good cup run as that would need the Hammers to stretch their squad.

The Hammers made it to only the fourth round of the FA Cup last season, with them surprisingly be eliminated by League One side AFC Wimbledon, and they crashed out early in the League Cup as well, with them crashing out at the fourth round courtesy of Spurs.

In fact, the Hammers’ general recent record in cups is depressing if you’re a Hammers fan dreaming of silverware.

Since reaching the final of the FA Cup final in 2006, the London club have only gotten past the fourth round on four occasions since then.

With the FA Cup the most prestigious knockout tournament in England, then it would be an achievement if Pellegrini guided the club at least past the fifth round and managed to still guide the Hammers to an improved finish on last season.