David Sullivan sends honest message to West Ham fans following Leicester capitulation
By Danny Wright
West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has apologised to West Ham supporters after their dismal loss against Leicester.
Riyad Mahrez and Robert Huth both scored in the space of two minutes as the Hammers lost all hope of winning the game after just seven minutes of action, something which Sullivan has said is unacceptable.
Goals from Manuel Lanzini and Andre Ayew weren’t enough for the home side after Jamie Vardy scored a crucial third goal for the Foxes in the 38th minute.
Slaven Bilic may now find himself under pressure again after he has now led his side to just one win in their last seven matches.
Saturday’s loss was the latest in a series of defeats for West Ham at the London Stadium, which now totals seven in the Premier League this season.
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Sullivan has also slammed the club for their defensive failures in recent weeks.
”I think all we can do after Saturday’s defeat is say ‘sorry’ to the supporters,” said Sullivan, as quoted by the Mirror. “To be 2-0 down after seven minutes of any football match, be it in the Premier League or in your local Sunday League, makes it very difficult to get a positive result.”
“In parts of the second half we were very good. But, we need to be good before we are losing.”
“We have to find out why we are conceding so many goals and fix it because it is obviously harder to win games when you concede two or three goals in a game than if you keep a clean sheet.”
Following the loss at the London Stadium, the Hammers slipped down to 12th place in the league standings and a top half finish is starting to look a tough proposition.
After the international break, the Irons face two crucial away fixtures against relegation-threatened Hull and out-of-form Arsenal.
You have to go back to the beginning of February to find West Ham’s last win when they walked away from Southampton with all three points courtesy of a 3-1 victory.
However three back-to-back defeats to Chelsea, Bournemouth and Leicester has ended what looked to be a promising start to the second half of the season.
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