West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has called for togetherness after a catastrophic start to the season.
The Irons, under the guidance of new manager Manuel Pellegrini, have lost all four of their Premier League games this term, leaving them rooted to the bottom of the table with no points.
Cresswell made a return to the starting line-up for Saturday’s home match against Wolves and was widely criticised for the goal.
Wolves triumphed 1-0 with Adama Traore stealing a march on Cresswell in stoppage time to fire in.
Cresswell’s only answer was to try to trip the speedy winger up but failed to do that and he raced through to slot past Lukasz Fabianski.
After the game, the 3-cap England international issued a rallying cry to his team-mates.
Cresswell said: “All we can do now is stick together and put things right. We’ve got enough character to do that.”
Here are how some West Ham fans reacted to this on Twitter.
Hes said this 3 years in a row now
— ⚒⚒ (@hammerinlifeand) September 3, 2018
I’m pretty sure I’ve heard this from about 10 different people associated with the club within the last 2 years
— Jamie Hall 🎯 (@WhufcJamie) September 3, 2018
Or track back and defend instead of attempting a trip.
— Adam Lewis (@AdamL1979) September 3, 2018
The term defender has been lost in translation somewhere. If you ain’t got the lungs/legs to get back after a wasteful run or cross then just stay put and defend. Pressing is a part of defending, stopping crosses are a part of defending, tackling is a part of defending 🤔🤔🤔⚒
— Pauline Cope-Boanas (@MrsPCB) September 3, 2018
Copy paste every season
— Jurac (@54fc875286444f7) September 3, 2018
Perhaps he can learn to defend.
— J (@james_blacknell) September 3, 2018
Unfortunately, since his pre-season injury two seasons ago, this player’s level of performance has been so low that it is symptomatic of the dismal two years we have and continue to have to endure!
— Neil Martin (@nmengland) September 3, 2018
It's not that he's wrong, but talking a good game isn't really that helpful.
— Iron Thompson (@at67435) September 3, 2018