James Ward-Prowse hasn’t held back on his view of the result at Fulham on Sunday, whilst going against what David Moyes said on the game.

Our Hammers fell to a 5-0 loss at Craven Cottage, the largest margin of defeat in Moyes’ reign as manager at the club, prompting again much speculation over the Scots long term future in east London.

Ward-Prowse pulled no punches in his view of the result, feeling that the club cannot be losing matches in that fashion if we want to be considered a side that is competing for the European places this season.

“When you have a result like that [which we achieved at Spurs] and have been on the run we’ve been on you want to continue it and to lose in the manner we did on Sunday wasn’t acceptable by our standards,” the Hammers number 7 told the clubs Official Website.

“We want to be the team that we want to be and be in that top half and challenging where we believe we can, we can’t lose games like that, for sure.”

Following the match, manager David Moyes stated that a key reason for the hammering was due to fatigue. However Ward-Prowse has disagreed with the boss.

“I don’t believe that is the reason,” stated the former Southampton captain. “I think we’re all professionals, we all look after ourselves and make sure that we’re in the best shape possible.

“There’s no excuse for losing five-nil to Fulham full stop and we have to look at that and analyse it very quickly.”