Robert Snodgrass spoke to the club’s official website after West Ham’s defeat to Crystal Palace yesterday, and lamented the fact that his side began to sit deep after they took the lead at Selhurst Park.
The Scot put the Hammers ahead against the Eagles after 57 minutes, but after that it was all one-way traffic.
Palace ended winning the game 2-1 and it was thoroughly deserved.
West Ham put in a really drab performance, and panic is starting to set in.
The Hammers are just one point clear of the relegation zone, and with a game against Leicester to come next, they could find themselves inside the bottom three very soon.
They really could have done with the three points at Selhurst Park yesterday.
West Ham invited pressure on themselves in the final 30 minutes against Palace, and Snodgrass lamented that fact, when speaking exclusively to WHUFC.com:
“Obviously, we’re gutted. We went 1-0 up and, as a team, we’ve got to do better and we’ve got to defend better. I just felt like we kept dropping and kept getting deeper while we’re holding the lead. It’s disappointing, especially coming here and going in front. This time, because we’re so deep, we’re gutted because I thought our defence did really well in the first half. In the second half, as a team, we’re gutted we threw away the lead.”
It’s back to the drawing board for the Hammers now.
Pellegrini is walking on very thin ice. And defeat against Leicester tomorrow could very well spell the end of his time in charge at the London Stadium.
The players need to do more though. It’s ok to blame the manager. But the players themselves need to take some responsibility.
And tomorrow’s clash with Leicester will give us a great insight into whether they are behind Pellegrini.