Mohammed Kudus did not hide his disappointment after West Ham’s defeat to Everton.

Mohammed Kudus’ first Premier League start was one to forget as his side suffered an embarrassing 1-0 defeat at home to Everton. Kudus was one of the only players in claret and blue who can hold his head up as he caused issues for the opposition’s defence time and time again.

Unfortunately, his performance was not enough to scrape a result against the Toffees and he was clearly frustrated that such a big moment in his career did not go to plan. “It was very disappointing,” he confessed when speaking to West Ham TV. “We want to win every game, but it’s done now and we need to focus on the next game.”

“From the start of the game, we knew we were playing against a very compact team. We knew we would have to do more to create a lot of chances, but we didn’t manage to do that. If you don’t score then you need to not concede, but we didn’t do that today. We need to learn from that and focus on our next game.”

One of the Ghanaian’s many strengths is his versatility. He did admit that he thinks his “best position is as the No10” but he added that, when he is playing “on the right side then I just want to do my best for the team.”

The shock defeat against an Everton side fighting for relegation means that the Hammers have lost three in a row and, with two difficult fixtures coming up, it is vital that they are able to start putting in better performances.

“We definitely want to bounce back against Arsenal. The good thing is there are a lot of games and we don’t have time to be too disappointed. The focus now has to be on Arsenal, our next game, and how we do better,” he concluded.

There is no doubt that Kudus is a special player. It is miraculous that we managed to get a player with that talent, but the rest of the team need to start performing how they did at the start of the season immediately if we are to have any hope of getting European football once again

By Charlie Bass