Allardyce: Enner Valencia was disappointed after Swansea win

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Sam Allardyce has been speaking about West Ham United forward Enner Valencia.

Sam Allardyce says that Enner Valencia came off the pitch disappointed after West Ham United's match against Swansea City. 

The Hammers may have won the contest 3-1, but Valencia is a perfectionist and he felt that his own performance was not up to the standard he can reach at his best. 

The Ecuadorian was not as involved as he would have liked to have been in the fixture and he ended up being replaced by Diafra Sakho in the second-half. 

Sakho went on to score West Ham's third goal of the match, to add to Andy Carroll's two earlier strikes, to compound Valencia's misery and Allardyce admitted the powerful striker was not best pleased after the match. 

“Enner was disappointed but it [the substitution] was the right thing to do,” Allardyce told the Standard.

The Hammers boss also hinted that Sakho and Carroll will be the club's two starting strikers for their next match, which comes against Sunderland this weekend. 

The physicality of the pair was too much for the Swansea City backline to handle on Sunday and Allardyce will be hoping that they have a similar impact against Gus Poyet's side.

Valencia, meanwhile, may have to bide his time to get back into the first-team on a regular basis and impress as a substitute in the coming weeks. 

The summer signing has made an excellent start to life at the Boleyn Ground, but the competition for places in the starting line-up is clearly hotting up as Allardyce's side chase a Champions League spot. 

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