West Ham star hints at summer transfer as he issues message to teammates ahead of Man City game
sbobet asia West Ham star Joao Mario has called on his teammates to show their quality this weekend when West Ham take on Premier League champions Manchester City at the London Stadium. The Hammers are six points clear of the relegation zone with just four games remaining but they know they are not safe yet with tough games against City and Manchester United still to come. An away trip to Leicester City at the beginning of May and a home clash with Everton on the final day of the season round out the Hammers' schedule as they look to secure Premier League football for another season.
Mario, who only arrived in east London in January, says that David Moyes' men cannot be afraid this Sunday when they face City and instead should use it as an opportunity to show what they can do. "We're up against a hard team on Sunday and it is not going to be an easy game, but we're at home and we're going to try, with our fans behind us, [to get a result]," the Portuguese international told the club website. "Everyone enjoys watching the way Manchester City play. They have amazing football players and they are an incredible team. This is when you can show your quality, playing against big teams. We will try to find the space and do our best." sbobet asia
Meanwhile, the Euro 2016 winner insists that he is happy to be at the club and hinted that he could remain a Hammer even after his current loan deal expires at the end of the season. "I'm really enjoying my time here," Mario said. "The team is improving a lot, and playing in the Premier League is amazing for me. I think it's the best championship in the world, so I'm really happy to be here. "Playing in the Premier League was a goal for me, so I'll keep going but the most important thing is guaranteeing our safety." sbobet asia