Declan Rice insists that it is “horrible” to look at the Premier League table and see West Ham languishing in the relegation zone.
The Irons were beaten 1-0 by Everton at Goodison Park in what was billed as a vital game before kick-off.
The Toffees came into the game with four draws under their belt and without a single win, but they have got on the board at the expense of the Hammers, thanks to Neal Maupay’s superb finish from the edge of the box.
It means West Ham go into the international break in 18th place, level on points with Nottingham Forest, with four, and three ahead of bottom club Leicester.
Rice admits that it is down to himself and the rest of his team-mates to turn the form around; the Irons face Wolves at home after the international break, and will hope to win only their second game of the campaign after previously beating Aston Villa.
Speaking to Sky, as per BBC Sport, he said: “We have had these moments a lot in the Premier League and it will start to drop soon but we need to keep going. We just have to keep playing and keep believing and results will come our way.
“Us as players, me included, we know we can’t be where we are in the Premier League. When you look at the table it’s horrible to look at. We don’t want to be there, the last two seasons have been a positive for the club but it’s up to us as players to get the results with the squad we have.”
Rice also felt that the Irons committed far too many errors in the first half.
He added: “In the first half we turned the ball over so many times, and at this level, you can’t do that. It doesn’t matter if you lose the ball but it’s the same mistakes again.