Not good enough, admits Snodgrass

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 4th November 2019

Robert Snodgrass was one of the few - if not the only - Hammer to come out of Saturday's defeat at home to Newcastle with any credit.

West Ham fell 3-0 behind against a team that were not exactly known for being prolific this season before goals from Fabian Balbuena and Snodgrass restored some dignity to the final scoreline.

Yet with Newcastle having also hit the woodwork, having a 'goal' ruled out for offside and with Roberto forced to make two saves from one-on-one situations, the final score could've been far worse for West Ham.

And that fact was acknowledged by the Scot, who was mystified as to why West Ham's recent form has taken such a bad turn for the worse.

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"The fans are coming here and supporting us and that performance is nowhere near good enough," Snodgrass told

"We need points on the board, it's as simple as that. It's a great football club and I don't think that level of performance from the team is good enough.

"It's a performance that isn't West Ham-like. We need to be solid and resolute. 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."

Snodgrass also expressed some sympathy with manager Manuel Pellegrini, who was similarly at a loss to explain why the team's form has plummeted during his post-match press conference on Saturday afternoon.

"The manager will be pulling his hair out," he added. "It's not good enough."

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