Manager on Monday

Sam Allardyce is determined to end West Ham United's home campaign on a high when Tottenham Hotspur travel to east London on Saturday.

Big Sam has the opportunity to complete a rare hat-trick of victories against the Hammers' neighbours following the two stunning victories at White Hart Lane earlier in the season. The West Ham United manager is adamant that if a positive result can be achieved, it would also secure West Ham United's status as a Barclays Premier League side for the 2014/15 season.

"I think we probably need one more point and we've got to get it next week against Tottenham," he said. "It's our last home game and we've got to go and finish the season on a high against a very good team. We've managed to beat Tottenham twice already this season so we will be doing all we can to make it three wins in a row."

The Hammers go into the game on the back of a difficult run of four defeats in a row, which has caused understandable frustration for everyone connected the Club. The manager has explained that he shares the fans' anxiety and knows the only way to put things right is to start winning games of football.

"My responsibility is to turn that around, to win football matches and get the players to win football matches. We're very disappointed and I understand their frustration as they want to see their team win. They won't want to see them play well and lose, they want to see them play well and win.

"We've got to get better and be more resilient and at the other end we've got to start taking our opportunities when they come.

"The lads have got it in their own hands. They know what they need to do but it's my responsibility to keep them focused. The focus is there but we're missing the clinical ability to put the ball in the back of the net."

The latest in that quartet of losses was the 1-0 defeat at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, a game in which the Hammers once again failed to capitalise on some promising openings. Big Sam feels it is a habit his side have to break soon if they are to gain anything from their final two fixtures at White Hart Lane and then Manchester City a week on Sunday.

"Having controlled the game and crated so many chances to score a goal and then not do that left me really frustrated. Even though we know we have to give their goalkeeper Ben Foster a lot of credit for some of the saves he made, we still shouldn't be stood here having not scored at least one goal, if not two.

"It's been our real Achilles heel in that bad turn of results we've had. While performances might be seen to be up there and we are creating chances, we're not winning football matches at the moment and we're not even drawing them and that's of huge concern for me.

"At the other end, when we used to be so solid defensively we don't seem to be quite so solid as we were. We haven't had a clean sheet for a long time and having got 13 clean sheets up until the last six games, just one clean sheet would give us enough points to start planning for next year."