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Wolves performance was unacceptable, says Fredericks

Filed: Thursday, 13th September 2018
By: Staff Writer

Ryan Fredericks says that West Ham's performance against Wolves was unacceptable - and that both he and the rest of the squad are determined to put it right at Everton this weekend.

West Ham sank to ther bottom of the table following the defeat against newly promoted Wanderers a fortnight ago - United's fourth successive reversal since the 2018/19 campaign began last month following defeats against Liverpool, Arsenal and Bournemouth.

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However Fredericks insists that the players are confident of landing their first points of the season when facing an under-strength Everton at Goddison Park this weekend.

"The international break given us a bit of time to clear our heads," Fredericks told West Ham's website. "Everyone was disappointed after the Wolves game.

"We spoke about it in the dressing room afterwards; that that kind of performance was unacceptable. We’ve been working hard over the international break and we’re confident of a much better performance and, hopefully, a better result on Sunday.

"We’ve gone over the fundamentals of how we want to attack and how we want to defend and done a lot of fitness-based stuff, because it’s important to keep fitness levels high and improve on them as well.

"We’ve gone over all the stuff the gaffer wants from us and hopefully we can take it into the game. There is no thought of letting things go. Some hard truths were spoken after the Wolves game and everyone wants to do the best for the club and the best for themselves.

"Nobody goes onto the pitch and purposely plays badly or to lose the game. We’re all doing our best to put things right."

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Fredericks - who joined West Ham on a free transfer during the summer - has started three of West Ham's four Premier League outings so far this season, missing only the 2-1 defeat at home to Eddie Howe's Bournemouth.

And the right back insisted that the players were hurting as much as the fans following West Ham's mediocre start to the new season. "We’re a motivated bunch and want to kick on and do well for this club," he insisted.

"At the start of the season we expected things to go better than this and for us to be higher up the table, so it’s up to us all to work hard and put things right on the pitch.

"There have been spells in every game where we’ve dominated, but it just hasn’t been consistent enough on our part. We’ve had a good half here and a good half there, so now we need to go into the Everton game and put in a performance for the whole 90 minutes.

"Every game is going to be tough so it doesn’t really matter where we go, we’ve just got to play our game, do our stuff on the pitch and go for the three points."

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