Ryan Fredericks has revealed what was said in the West Ham dressing room after the team slumped to the fourth consecutive defeat at the start of the Premier League season.
A 4-0 defeat on the opening weekend to Liverpool was followed up with a 2-1 loss at home to Bournemouth, before a frustrating 3-1 loss to Arsenal, a game in which the Hammers had led.
When Adama Traore stole in to give Wolves a victory in the 93rd minute of last Saturday’s match, it was apparent that something was wrong at the London Stadium.
Quoted at Football.London, Fredericks said:
There is no thought of letting things go. Some hard truths were spoken after the Wolves game and everyone wants to do the best for the club and the best for themselves.
Nobody goes onto the pitch and purposely plays badly or to lose the game. We’re all doing our best to put things right.
We’re all a motivated bunch and want to kick on and do well for this club. The plans the club had at the start of the season, we expected things to go better than this and for us to be higher up the table, so it’s up to us all to work hard and put things right on the pitch.
We’ve been working hard over the international break and we’re confident of a much better performance and hopefully a better result on Sunday.
West Ham return to Premier League action against Everton on Sunday, where two new managers who have had vastly different experiences at the start of the season will go head-to-head.