Javier Hernandez

Chicharito discusses West Ham’s top seven ambitions

Javier Hernandez insists West Ham are targeting European football as Manuel Pellegrini’s side prepare for the Premier League run-in.

Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle left The Hammers in ninth, four points off Wolves in the seventh-place position which could secure Europa League football next season.

Hernandez, who almost left the club for Valencia in January, insists Pellegrini’s side are focused on the next game but admits qualifying for Europe is the club’s ambition.

“I’m only thinking about Cardiff, working for the coach to give me the chance to start again, play my best, score goals and help the team. Right now we just need to play well so we can finish in a European spot,” The Mexican international told whufc.com.

“This club is in a transition in which it wants to qualify every year for Europe, that’s the idea and that’s why they hired this coaching staff and a lot of players, we’re playing in this stadium that can fit 60,000 fans so that’s the idea in the short, medium and long term.

“We want to start doing it this year and help the club get used to be always fighting to finish in a top-seven spot.”

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