West Ham star Lukasz Fabianski has admitted to believing the club was too good to go down before this season’s relegation battle got real.
The Hammers without a doubt have the best squad out of the teams that have been involved in the fight to keep their Premier League status this term.
Fabianski claims the team were not alert to the situation soon enough, but he remains full of confidence that David Moyes will guide them to safety.
West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has opened up on the Premier League relegation battle.
West Ham sit 15th in the table, have five matches to play and sit only four points above the drop. Most believe the Irons have done enough to survive but tough games against Man City and Man Utd are approaching.
Asked by Sky Sports if West Ham have too much quality to get demoted, Fabianski made a surprise admission: “I think maybe at one point we caught ourselves as well in thinking like that.
“We know that we have a really good group of players, but you have to show it every single game. I think maybe sometimes we kind of waited a little bit too long with realising.
“I think you can clearly see a change in terms of performances and the results after the last international break.
“The last result against Crystal Palace wasn’t the best one and the performance maybe was a little bit off. But before that every single game after the international break was really good. I think that hopefully we’ll be able to continue like that until the end of the season.
Asked if he has belief in West Ham staying up, the Pole said: “Yeah, for sure. We need to believe, we need to be confident.”
Fabianski knows his experience is going to be key in the final few games, saying: “Having this huge experience in English football, especially in the Prem, and being in tricky moments as well with West Ham and with Swansea (he was relegated with them in 2018), I think this experience actually helps me to deal with the present situation in a good way.
“When we have some sort of conversation about the situation, or when I hear some conversations of players then I’ll try to step in a little bit and just share my experience.”
On points he said: “We always knew that it’s going to take more than what we are on at the moment.
“We’re never actually thinking that we are safe, we know that we need to get more points, but everything is still in our hands.
“We are more or less in control of the situation, so it’s up to us. We don’t have to really look at other teams so I think that’s obviously great; that’s the best place to be in terms of how you want to control the situation and it’s going to be up to us.”