David Moyes has dismissed suggestions West Ham have nothing to lose when they face unbeaten Premier League leaders Manchester City.
The struggling Hammers travel to the Etihad Stadium searching for a first victory in eight league games, with few expecting them to return to east London with anything other than a defeat.
Moyes has so far failed to spark an upturn in results since replacing Slaven Bilic as the Hammers boss in early November, picking up just one point from three games.
David Moyes attempted to rally his West Ham side as he continues his search for his first win
However, despite the odds being firmly stacked against his 18th-placed side ahead of Sunday's clash, the Scot insists they cannot treat the game as a free hit as they attempt to climb out of the relegation zone.
'I don't want to say that there's no expectation, there is an expectation,' Moyes said of Sunday's showdown.
'You have to try and win all the games. I see us being in a worse position than Manchester City.
'Manchester City might be saying they have to win to stay at the top but my position is as big as theirs in as much as we need to get away from the wrong end of the table.'
The Hammers are winless in their last seven league games and ahead of Manchester City clash