English Premiership

Snodgrass: West Ham must learn quickly

Robert Snodgrass (Getty Images)
Robert Snodgrass (Getty Images)

Cape Town - West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass says there is a lot of hard work ahead for the Irons as they aim to recover from two consecutive defeats.

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Manager Manuel Pellegrini's charges lost 2-1 at home against Bournemouth on Saturday, following a humbling 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season.

Snodgrass admits the results were especially disappointing considering the manner in which West Ham conceded their goals.

"You need to be ready, you need to learn quickly and adapt fast," he said. "People said last week, 'well it's Liverpool and they're going to do that to most teams', but you need to get away from that. You need to be resilient and solid - that's your base as a defence first and foremost.

"I think when you look back at the goals on Saturday we'll be very disappointed, but the only way to get better is by sticking at it, working on the training ground and trying to stop the mistakes like that.

"It's up to the manager what he does, what rotation he makes and what squad he picks to stop goals like that. He will look at the game and try to assess it, and I think whoever it is we need to learn quickly.

"I played 45 at Anfield and 90 on Saturday and I'm just glad to be playing. I'm glad to get a chance, but I thought we were cruising in the game, so it's disappointing."

The Hammers will face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in their next league encounter on Saturday.

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