West Ham defender, Jose Fonte has admitted he and all other players are to blame for the Londoners’ poor form.
Furthermore, the Portuguese international has stated that he and all his team-mates “need to look at ourselves in the mirror.”
And that is aftermath of the Hammers’ suffering yet another 3-0 bashing at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion.
West Ham suffered the disgrace right on home turf at the London Stadium in this weekend’s opening Premier League encounter.
The faithful of the East London outfit booed all of their players off the pitch after the massive home defeat.
Fonte has claimed he understood why their fans gave the players such a disgruntled response following the final whistle.
The centre-half has also gone ahead to acknowledge the fact that the result was not pleasant in any way.
“We need to look at ourselves in the mirror,” the centre-back informed Sky Sports News.
“This happened sometimes last season, we have to put this right, we are West Ham and it’s just not possible.
“It is disappointing, it is a night to look at and learn from but I won’t say it is unacceptable.
“The players tried hard, we tried the best we could but sometimes, it just does not go your way.
“How can we not understand (fans booing)? They don’t like to lose 3-0 at home and we don’t either.
“We all have frustrations, we apologise and we will surely work hard on the training pitch.
“It is not only the manager, it is the players as well.
“We have an unbelievable squad and should not be in this position,” Fonte summed up.
Bilic hinges future on West Ham board
West Ham United manager, Slaven Bilic has disclosed that he hinges his immediate future on the board of the club.
The Croatian tactician has insisted that it is only the Hammers’ hierarchy that can determine if he stays or otherwise.
Furthermore, the gaffer has admitted that the East London side’s executive will always do what they are going to do.
Bilic has made this assertion following West Ham’s 3-0 humiliation at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday.
The Hammers suffered the disgrace right on home turf at the London Stadium in this weekend’s opening Premier League encounter.
Brighton striker, Glenn Murray hit the back of the net on two occasions, either side of midfielder, Jose Izquierdo’s goal.
This then saw the Seagulls make a departure from the London Stadium in grand style after bagging the maximum points.
West Ham are looking into the possibility of doing away with Bilic in the nearest possible future, according to reports.
And the Hammers’ faithful at the Stadium were loud in displaying their anger and out-right unhappiness with the club’s performance.
“It is very hard for me to say anything clever now, I take full responsibility for it.
“As far as I know, I don’t want to hide,” the 49-year-old disclosed to Sky Sports News.
“It is not a good situation and the board will do what they are going to do, it’s their decision.” Bilic summed up.
The huge home loss to Brighton has seen West Ham fall to the 17th spot on the Premier League standings.