Jamie Carragher believes it’s a great achievement for West Ham to get into Europe this season, even if they ultimately let a Champions League place slip.
The Hammers have been in superb form this season and currently occupy fourth in the table with eight games to go.
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West Ham overtook Chelsea in the table this week and could now be in a good position to bring Champions League football to the London Stadium next season.
Still, it remains a big task for the east London club, and Carragher insists it would still go down as a huge achievement for them if they have to make do with the Europa League.
“West Ham will be delighted to get European football so I don’t think they’d see not making the Champions League as a huge blow,” the former Liverpool defender said.
“But how often will they be in this situation where they have a chance so late in the season. They’ve got themselves in the top four with eight games to go so it is a big opportunity.
“But I think European football would be a great achievement for West Ham.”