Jagielka shocked by Hammers' misery

01 April 2010 10:45
Everton's Phil Jagielka has been surprised at West Ham's struggles but he's still wary of what Gianfranco Zola's side can produce on their day.[LNB] The Merseysiders host the Hammers on Sunday with the visitors firmly entrenched in a relegation battle. Jagielka admits he thought they would be much better off than they are at this stage of the season and feels off-field issues - including the recent takeover - has had an effect.[LNB]"I have been surprised that West Ham have been in a relegation fight this season," said the centre-back.[LNB]"The squad they have got is still good and they have some great players but I think the main word for their season is consistency. They haven't put four or five good results together that would see them climb up the table.[LNB]"I think there has been a lot of talk off the pitch about them having to sell their best players and reports that the club wasn't financially stable.[LNB]"Those off the field activities haven't really helped them."

Source: Team_Talk