West Ham defender Ryan Fredericks has told the club’s official website that the team has been working hard to turn their season around.

The Hammers have lost all four of their opening Premier League fixtures. It has been a tough start to the season and three tricky fixtures await.

West Ham travel to Everton at the weekend, followed by home games against Chelsea and Manchester United.

Fredericks, who joined in the summer from Fulham, is determined to reverse West Ham’s fortunes.

“We’ve been working hard”

West Ham had an international break last weekend to forget about their 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The visitors struck a 93rd minute winner against West Ham at The London Stadium. This has prompted some hard work on the training ground during the break.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 01: Despair for Fabian Balbuena and Ryan Fredericks of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at London Stadium on September 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Fredericks told the club’s official website: “The international break given us a bit of time to clear our heads. Everyone was disappointed after the Wolves game.

“We spoke about it in the dressing room afterwards that that kind of performance was unacceptable.

“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.”

 

Many fans criticising the tactics and the lack of fitness and effort shown. Fredericks has revealed that those elements have been worked on this week.

The former Tottenham Hotspur right-back added: “We’ve gone over the fundamentals of how we want to attack and how we want to defend and done a lot of fitness-based stuff because it’s important to keep fitness levels high and improve on them as well.”

“Hard truths were spoken”

ROMFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 30: Ryan Fredericks of West Ham United during Training at Rush Green on August 30, 2018 in Romford, England. (Photo by Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

West Ham cleared the air with talks so the players could improve for the next game.

Fredericks revealed: “Some hard truths were spoken after the Wolves game and everyone wants to do the best for the club and the best for themselves.”

Consistency for 90 minutes

One key concern for Fredericks is consistency because West Ham have had impressive spells in games.

However, their failure to perform over 90 minutes has left the Hammers without a point to their name yet.

Fredericks wants the Hammers to perform for 90 minutes and reap the benefits of an improved display.

West Ham United’s English defender Ryan Fredericks (R) tackles Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London on August 25, 2018. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images)

He added: “There have been spells in every game where we’ve dominated but it just hasn’t been consistent enough on our part to keep it up for 90 minutes.

“We’ve had a good half here and a good half there, so now we just need to go into the Everton game and put in a performance for the whole 90 minutes.”

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