West Ham ace Declan Rice spoke to reporters after his side’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United yesterday, and lamented their failure to kill the Blades off, as quoted by the club’s official website.
The Hammers led in the first-half through a Robert Snodgrass strike, but were pegged back by the visitors during the second period.
West Ham have been on a poor run of form recently. They have taken just two points from their last four Premier League games.
Impressive start a distant memory…
The east London outfit’s bright start to the season has now been all but forgotten.
Manuel Pellegrini’s men really should have won yesterday, but their lack of prolificacy in front of goal cost them in the end.
And Rice was clearly not happy with the manner in which West Ham failed to kill the game against Chris Wilder’s men.
The 20-year-old told WHUFC.com:
“It’s very frustrating. I think if you look at the first half, we completely dominated the game. In the second half, we came out and started well but it’s pretty much the same old story in that we haven’t taken our chances. We had two or three big chances to kill the game, they’ve gone up the other end and scored to put a real downer on it. One little mistake and it ends up in a goal and only a point instead of three, so it’s a disappointing day.”
West Ham will be desperate to bounce back next week against Newcastle United.
The Hammers are at home. And if they play to their full potential, they should have no problem beating the Magpies.
Pellegrini’s men will have to be far more clinical in front of goal, however, if they are to have any chance whatsoever of beating Steve Bruce’s side.