VIDEO: Big Sam not yet thinking about Europe as goals fly in

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After a 3-1 win over Swansea City at Upton Park, manager Sam Allardyce says his team’s passion for the game and confidence at the moment has his team on top and deservingly in a top-four position.

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The West Ham manager talked about his reasoning in playing a 4-4-2 diamond formation, and praised Alex Song in the back of that diamond. The former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder returned from three weeks injured and dished up chances to the front men of West Ham who are in superior form.

Andy Carroll scored a pair with his head, and Big Sam said he gets the best from his English striker when he finds space, and although he had a great day today, he needs to keep working on getting chances for himself on a regular basis.

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Allardyce isn’t yet thinking about a European position with so much time yet to go in Premier League play, but with the team not only in third place but also bagging the third-most goals in the league, the squad depth is a serious advantage going forward.

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West Ham now has just one loss in its last nine matches, and has won its last three in a row.