West Ham have run out of credit, admits Bilic

His manager insisted the attitude in the camp remains positive.

It's the first time in West Ham's top-flight history they have lost five of their opening six games and long-serving Noble said: "Eleven goals (conceded) in three games is laughable". "It's my responsibility. It's my team". His response? "I dunno".

"We are talking behind closed doors".

Southampton have three played ruled out for this one, with Florin Gardos, Jeremy Pied and Sofiane Boufal. It's not happening at the moment and it's not just one game, it's four games in a row. "Mistakes in the defence, individual and team mistakes". We have to be clear and open - everything that was really good previous year for the majority of the season is now bad.

"He did enough last season to warrant patience at this stage".

"The first half, we were a little nervous at the start of the game. It's a chain. We had two heavy defeats before this and that started the situation when we are low on confidence", he said. It is not working. The credit was there. "But now that credit is gone". We didn't respect our game. Claude Puel's side were good value for their victory and a visibly upset Noble was damning in his assessment of the match. "We could have kept playing until tonight and we wouldn't have scored". It could have been six in the end.

Antonio also struggled defensively shortly after the break when he allowed Cedric Soares to get past him to cross the ball for Dusan Tadic, whose resulting shot had to then be saved by Adrian.

Bilic will be pulling his hair out trying to find a solution for Cheikhou Kouyate's painfully inconsistent performances. Plus, of course, they're not looking hugely happy on the road either. They are producing good football. They are a very healthy group of players. It's always unsafe if the second doesn't come, and the third was a real pleasure for the players. "When you are losing it is [a flat atmosphere]. But have I noticed any problems in training? No".

Speaking about the empty seats at the final whistle, he said: "That's not a good sign".

Either way, it's 1-0 to Southampton. A clean sheet against Accrington Stanley doesn't quite cut it, after giving up four goals to the attacks of West Brom and Watford. We were a bit unlucky in the first half.

"It doesn't seem to be going in for us at the minute".

"I said after the West Brom game that we had three massive games until the global break starting in the cup and then two big league games". "Most of it is about confidence because these are the same players and the same manager that were doing things previous year - 80 per cent of the team is like that. The best answer is to score and he is a striker who is confident right now".



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