The Hammers take on already relegated West Brom in midweek and then welcome 14th placed Southampton to the London Stadium at the weekend in their last Premier League fixture of the season.

 

Going into the last two fixtures of the league season, West Ham are seventh in the table, although only goal difference separates them from sixth placed Tottenham Hotspur.

 

 

Benrahma insisted that though their last two opponents of the league season have nothing to play for except pride, they will still provide a stern challenge for the Hammers.

 

He added that everyone at the club is pulling for the Hammers to qualify for Europe next season and stressed that he feels they will have to win their last two games to stand a chance of that happening.

 

 

“Yes, I think that we need to win them if we want to get into Europe”, Benrahma told West Ham TV, when asked about the significance of the last two league games

 

“They aren’t easy matches because we’re up against teams towards the bottom of the table that will want to give us a good game.

 

 

“It won’t be easy, but we’ll head into them looking to win and why can’t we qualify for Europe?

 

“That’s the goal for the club, the players and the team – for everyone.”

 

The Hammers’ chances of qualifying for the Champions League are slim, but they are still within touching distance of qualifying for the Europa League.