The central defender is clearly happy that Alex Song has arrived from Barcelona but declared after the shocking Saturday defeat: “I really don’t know if one player is going to change the way we play. We tried at the start of the season to change our style.
“Today I think we have had a general off day and our passing wasn’t at its best. Southampton were better than us.”
Fellow defender Joey O’Brien, however, described the Song signing as a “powerful signing from the club.”
He said: “He is going to add serious quality to the team, hopefully he will be cleared to play at Hull on September 15.
“He is a serious player and very good on the ball. At Arsenal he had plenty of assists.”
Manager Sam Allardyce described the Hammers Saturday performance as “indefensible” adding: “I told them what I think in the dressing room – I can’t defend the indefensible.”