Allardyce: West Ham failed in this area against Leicester

Sam Allardyce

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce was less than impressed by his side's finishing against Leicester City.

Sam Allardyce has told West Ham United's official site that his side failed in front of goal against Leicester City at the weekend.

The Hammers lost 2-1 to Leicester and Allardyce feels that their profligacy was to blame for the defeat.

The experienced boss believes that the overall performance of his team was a good one, but he says that their lack of cutting edge was a frustration. 

“We didn’t play like a team that was drifting on Saturday," Allardyce said. "We played like a team with a lot of creativity and drive. Where we failed is that we’re less clinical than we used to be.

“We’ve still got to push on for the next seven games to get as many points as we can. Our performance on Saturday suggests we’ll get those points and for us it was a good performance but a disappointing end."

West Ham started the season in fine goalscoring form, so to see their attacking stars struggling for goals is something of a surprise. 

The likes of Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia had looked like potent outlets at the start of the year, but their form has slowed, as the Hammers' results have tailed off. 

West Ham have found the going tough in 2015 and the task for them over the remainder of the season will be to gather some momentum heading into next campaign.

At the moment, Allardyce's side are in ninth position in the Premier League table and it seems that they are destined to finish in a mid-table spot. 

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