Mido doesn't expect relegation
West Ham striker Mido says he does not expect the Hammers to be relegated from the Premier League.
Last Updated: 29/03/10 9:41am
West Ham striker Mido says he does not expect the Hammers to be relegated from the Premier League this season.
The East Londoners suffered another defeat at the weekend after going down 1-0 at home to Stoke City.
Ricardo Fuller scored the only goal of the game at Upton Park to leave the Hammers level on points with Hull City and only avoiding a place in the relegation zone because of a superior goal difference.
But Egyptian forward Mido, who moved to the club on loan in February, says it is not all doom-and-gloom behind the scenes.
He said: "If you look at the faces in the dressing room, the experience, the people who want to work hard for this club, you don't see a club going down."
Hammers manager Gianfranco Zola admitted he would consider his position following the defeat to the Potters.
Zola cut a disconsolate figure on the touchline at the weekend, and after mounting pressure which has included a statement from co-owner David Sullivan calling the midweek defeat to Wolves 'pathetic' and 'appalling', he may decide to leave before the end of the season.
In the aftermath of the Stoke defeat, opposite number Tony Pulis described management as a 'very lonely job'.
"The West Ham chairmen have said they will back Gianfranco and that is brilliant because he needs backing now," he said.
"This is when you show your real colours and character.
"It is a very lonely job. It will be interesting to see what backing Gianfranco gets.
"What they need is a game where they don't play well but get a win and that will bring the confidence back."
West Ham will be hoping they can turn the corner in their next game, which is against Everton at Goodison Park next weekend.