West Ham midfielder James Ward-Prowse admits the team underperformed against Aston Villa but wants to move on quickly.

Our Hammers fell to a 4-1 drubbing at Villa Park which has certainly knocked many for six, with confidence going into the game – especially with 5th place up for grabs.

But the display was well below what is expected, with the hosts able to inflict damage on David Moyes’ side with ease, leaving West Ham needing to bounce back promptly.

“It was just a bad day and one we go away and reflect on now and make sure we become hard to beat again because I think it’s in West Ham’s DNA not to be beaten easily,” Ward-Prowse told the club’s Official Website.

“I think we went chasing it at certain moments and when you give the boys they’ve got up top space in behind, they’re going to exploit it, and they did.”

The midfielder though does not want to reflect for long, and instead wants to get back to winning ways fast – which will breed confidence that the result was a blip in what could be a positive season still.

“There are so many games in the season, a game every three days, so it’s important we don’t dwell on it but we do look at it and at what went wrong and ensure there is a reaction in the next game,” added the Irons number 7.