West Ham star Manuel Lanzini confident that the club won’t suffer relegation

In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, West Ham United attacking midfielder Manuel Lanzini has said that he is confident that the club won’t suffer relegation to the Championship despite successive 4-1 away defeats leaving them just three points above the Premier League drop zone.

While a loss against Liverpool at Anfield would have perhaps been expected, the Irons should have been confident of picking up a positive result against the Swans – despite Carlos Carvalhal’s men’s recent good form at home – as they were lying three points above the south Wales outfit prior to kick-off.

That wasn’t the case though in what was a bitterly disappointing display, and manager David Moyes, who recently said no talks are planned over a new contract for Lanzini, will know that his team need to improve significantly when they host seventh-place Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday.

The attacking midfielder, who returned to the starting line-up at Anfield following a hamstring injury, doesn’t believe the east London outfit will go down despite the precarious position they find themselves in, and the 25-year-old is relishing his opportunity to help the team from a personal point of view.

Speaking to Sky Sports, the Argentina international said: “I’m really looking forward to changing the situation we’re in.

“I think we’ll stay up. That’s all I am focusing on at the moment and I believe we will stay up. What happens in my personal future is something else but it’s not something I’m thinking of.”

West Ham will be well aware that a win against Burnley could potentially see them move six points clear of trouble with 18th-placed Crystal Palace facing Chelsea and 19th-placed Stoke City hosting Manchester City across the weekend.