West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass has reflected on the 3-2 defeat to Newcastle United and opened up about the Magpies’ tactics.
The midfielder has also singled out Miguel Almiron after his powerful runs had the Hammers on the back foot for much of the game.
Almiron is still searching for his first goal for the club, but Snodgrass said: “Newcastle sat in and made it hard for us.
“They kept hurting us on the counter-attack with their No 10 who was a threat throughout, as was Almiron with the pace.
“They did it maybe four or five times and could have caught us on the counter.
“I think the way we were playing it was hard to break them down and then it was two set-pieces which is the disappointing part.
“The manager will be pulling his hair out. It’s not good enough.”
Snodgrass says that West Ham players have now been told they must watch the game again to be shown where they went wrong.
He told the West Ham website: “In the first half we could’ve been 4-0 or 5-0 down.
“It’s very disappointing.
“We can’t give teams three goals to start before we come into it.
“I just think we need to sit back, watch it and we need to be better. It’s as simple as that.”