West Ham winger Victor Moses has identified next month as the defining period of the season for the Hammers after they failed to a game in their last four Premier League outings.
Slaven Bilic’s side face Manchester United,Stoke City,Swansea City,Aston Villa, Southampton in December and the Nigerian international who starred in West Ham’s 1-1 draw against West Brom says a lot will be decided then.
“Around Christmas with all the fixtures, I think that’s when a lot of seasons are decided. We need to recover from each game quickly; I think we’ve got enough quality to maintain our position.
“But Christmas will be the crucial time, wherever we are by early January is unlikely to change too much by May.”
Having enjoyed loan spells at Liverpool and Stoke City, Moses insists he is fully committed to West Ham amid talks he could be recalled back to Chelsea when the January transfer windows reopens.
“I’m really enjoying my football here at West Ham, all the players, the manager, coaches and staff are all good people. I just want to play football, as long as I’m out there on the field, I’m happy. I enjoy what I do and that’s the most important thing.
“To be honest moving around clubs is just part of football, you’ve got to expect it really. It’s not that hard to gel with a new group of players, you start bonding from the first day. We’re all footballers so we have a similar mentality and focus to our roles. Like I said, I’m really enjoying my football.
“I learnt a lot from each club I’ve played for, now I’m fully committed to West Ham and I want us to do as well as possible.”
He also praised manager Slaven Bilic for the impressive start the Hammers have had.
“Slaven is a great manager; he’s played here before so he understands West Ham but also English football. He understands what it is like to be a player which is very important; he wants us to enjoy ourselves as much as possible and not to worry about making mistakes. Players do make mistakes, that’s a part of football but he wants us to be adventurous and try things.
“We weren’t expecting to get off to such a good start, but we always believed we could beat the big teams.