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Frustrated Lingard sends message

Frustrated and disappointed Jesse Lingard sent a rallying pick yourselves up to the dressing room after a defeat which puts our Euro hopes very much in the balance.

Like the rest of the team the Manchester United loanee couldn’t find a way through a mass Everton defence who decided to park the bus after grabbing the lead.

They had their moments on the front foot but the Hammers inability to get any sort of reward for their offensive second period in particular was down to defensive organisation.

West Ham’s best chance fell to Said Benrahma before half-time, but he headed Pablo Fornals’ inviting cross over the bar from six yards, leaving West Ham trailing and the Algerian still seeking his first goal in a West Ham shirt.

And afterwards a crestfallen Lingard described the huge disappointment among the squad but insisted that they really do have to go again over the next three games.

And afterwards Lingard commented to www.whufc.com: “It was frustrating as we dominated the game and it was a sloppy goal to concede “We had them on the back foot in the second half, but we didn’t really create any chances.

“The dressing room was down after the game. Everyone’s disappointed but we need to pick ourselves up because we’ve got another big game next weekend.


Jesse Lingard

“For us as a team we’re together and trying to help each other to score and get into the right positions.

“It’s just about focusing, concentrating and not being sloppy. We need to have the right attitude going into the games so we can start quickly and start on the front foot and win those matches.”

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14 comments on “Frustrated Lingard sends message

  1. I don’t think a loan player, no matter how good he is, should be acting as spokesman for the dressing room. Maybe that’s one of the problems.

    • Bit harsh actually , maybe he sees himself as per many next season . A good attitude & work rate will be essential if we are to challenge consistently . Come on lads just win the remaining fixtures you never know in this game . COYI ⚒

      • West ham has been on fire.Let the disappointment of one game not frustrate the team.They are still in contention of the top four position if they approach the remaining 3 games tactfully. I trust the experience of coach David Moyes. He can overturn the situation.

    • I can see your point but the other way of looking at it is that he regards himself as a fully fledged iron and not a loanee.. all Hammers together and he:’s used to being up where we aspire to be and knows his team mates are good enough to get there. Can only be a good thing in my eyes.

    • You are so wrong. As a loanee he could have just kept quiet, played the games, pocket his money and then decide where he wants to play next season. That he is feeling the same frustration as the rest of the team and is issuing a rallying cry not only speaks volumes for him as a person and a professional footballer but also to how much he feels part of this team and that can only do our chances of signing him on a permanent deal that much better.

      • Spot on Julian perfectly said and as for bennies header not his strong point and his getting frustrated on not scoring. For me Moyes has made him a team player instead of letting him play his game which is technically really good as he showed at Brentford. Lanzini him and lingard need to be left to play their game not made into workhorses leave that for rice coufal and soucek and Bowen and Antonio.

  2. “…the right attitude at the start of the game”. Being from a club used to challenging for honours, this is a telling comment from Lingard. It’s the difference between the big teams and the rest; a belief that the team will win by showing confidence and the right attitude from the start of every game.

    It takes time to build it though and we’re heading in the right direction.

  3. He will not be a loan player for much longer he’s said that because he a winner we do still have a big chance I don’t see leicester picking up many more wins we definitely need 3 wins and Man Utd to do us a favour but I’m sure we going to have some sort of chance going into last game

  4. We could have done with Kevin Nolan on the pitch against Everton. We lacked motivation and drive. The willingness was there but no Captain to urge the side to make a victory. The Captain’s armband doesn’t make a Captain. We saw that with Matt Upson years ago. Cresswell and Fredericks weren’t driving the side. Best teams have captains everywhere, knowing when to shout and prompt and also knowing when to be quiet.

  5. West ham are west ham, I’ve seen it all since 1963, they beat liverpool the first game I ever saw,, and shortly after that were 3- 0 up against stoke at half time and lost 4-3 ,🤬 and believe me plenty more of that stuff over the years

    • A true Hammers history Anthony, what a team we had back then, absolutely breathtaking and shocking all within 20 minutes, 😂.
      But I just wouldn’t have it any other way, because whenever we tasted successes they were all the more sweeter.

  6. Let’s hope it’s not history repeating then. 64-66 were probably the best 3 years as a WH fan. Hope we do get Lingard permanently -payback for Rio (via Leeds) (he says grinning)

  7. Am a Man u fan .. but since lingard joined your side .. I started following West ham .. am still loyal to man u

    But I picked a big interest in West ham All of a sudden …I believe west ham is a good team .. and I really wanted to see west ham in the top 4 and playing Champions League next year

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