One win in last nine: Jenkinson defends West Ham's form

West Ham United defender Carl Jenkinson has defended his side's current form ahead of the game against Sunderland.

West Ham United have won just one game across all competitions in their last nine games, but defender Carl Jenkinson has defended the team’s form with comments carried on the club’s website.

Jenkinson has suggested that the situation is not as bad as it’s being made out and in several cases, matches could have left the Hammers with more points on the board.

“I think performance-wise in the main we've done quite well,” said the defender.

“If you look at the Man United game, the Spurs game, even the Chelsea game, we should have got more than we did out of them.”

“We got two points when it could have been six or seven and things like that haven't really been going for us.”

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce needs to try and find a way to get three points on the board.

It’s important that the confidence and momentum around the side starts to change, with the importance of a top eight finish very important from a financial point of view.

It’s going to be difficult for the side this weekend against Sunderland, because the Black Cats come into the game with a new manager and a new emphasis under Dick Advocaat.

Sunderland are fighting for their lives at the foot of the table so West Ham need to be right on top of their game, avoiding any errors which leads to Sunderland gaining a grip over the match.

Allardyce can’t allow any of his players to dwell on how unlucky the side have been, it’s in the past and the Hammers need to focus on the games they have left.

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