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.
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”
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.
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.”