Former West Ham defender George Parris says the team need to sort things out amongst themselves to turn around the team’s dismal start to the Premier League season.
The World Athletics Championships being at the London Stadium meant the Irons started the season with a run of away games, with three defeats out of three so far, but it is the style rather than the fact of the defeats that alarms Parris.
In his column for Blowing Bubbles magazine, Parris said “Not only did we lose our first three games, but the performances weren’t great.
“There’s losing and then there’s losing when you just don’t turn up. We didn’t turn up at Manchester United and were swept aside (4-0) but Newcastle (3-0) was worse. Now is not the time to be making excuses, the players need to rally around each other and get back to basics.
“I remember a couple of bad starts to seasons when I was playing. We had a team meeting on our own and sorted it out. There were no punches pulled, everyone had a chance to have their say and we got on with it. I hope over the international break, the squad worked hard and get things sorted. We have a massive month coming up.”
Read more from George Parris in the latest edition of Blowing Bubbles