By Harvey Byrne

David Gold has spoken of his hurt following West Ham’s 4-2 defeat at home against Watford on Saturday afternoon.

The Hammers took an early 2-0 lead after goals from Michail Antonio before half time, but Odion Ighalo, Troy Deeney, Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas all scored to give the Hornets a comeback victory.

On Saturday evening, on his personal Twitter account, West Ham’s joint chairman Gold revealed that he was still “hurting” after the “disappointing” defeat, but he was keen for the club to bounce back in the next match against West Brom.

The east London club have had a disappointing start to the new campaign.

Slaven Bilic’s side crashed out of the Europa League at the qualifying stages after a 2-1 aggregate defeat against Romanian outfit Astra Giurgiu.

They have shown indifferent form in their opening four Premier League matches picking up one win against Bournemouth, but also suffering three defeats to leave them in 17th place in the embryonic table.

West Ham added eleven senior players to their side in the summer transfer window and new star loan signing Simone Zaza made his first start for the club in Saturday’s defeat against Watford, but he was unable to get on the score sheet during his 77 minutes on the pitch.

In other West Ham news, Stan Collymore posted a message on Twitter telling the Hammers that they need to get used to their new stadium quickly.