West Ham boss Sam Allardyce hits back at Karren Brady's criticism
Last Updated: 21/03/15 10:53pm
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce hailed his side’s 1-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday as a "fantastic result" after recent late slip-ups against the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham.
Allardyce also defended his team’s performances this season in the wake of criticism from West Ham vice-chairwoman Karren Brady, who said the Hammers had been "underachieving".
Although the question put to Allardyce actually referenced Brady's comment as 'underperforming' rather than 'underachieving', the West Ham boss was quick to defend his players.
"She's wrong. We're not under-performing, we're under-results getting so she's wrong in what's she's saying,” he told Sky Sports after the match.
“Performances have been there, there's not been too many poor performances this year, hardly any....performances here have been outstanding.
"Our performances have been good, results haven't matched the performances we've given. So under-performing no. Should we have got a lot more results than we did? Yes.
"It shows that the squad isn't quite big enough this season, that we haven't quite got the strength in depth we need to maintain a place in the top eight."
Allardyce has been linked with the Sunderland manager's job following Gus Poyet's recent dismissal, but the 60-year-old was in no mood to answer anything on that subject, saying: "Give over and don't ask silly questions."