Video: Fan grills West Ham stars over point of recent trip to Dubai

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West Ham United star Stewart Downing responded well when a fan questioned the side's recent trip to Dubai at an open question and answer session.

West Ham United midfielder Stewart Downing responded positively when a fan questioned the club’s recent trip to Dubai for warm weather training at a Fans’ Forum last night.

The supporter questioned Downing, along with teammates Adrian and striker Carlton Cole, over the trip, frustrated by the performances since the side returned.

West Ham took a trip to Dubai for warm weather training over the FA Cup weekend last month, with the intention of recharging the side’s batteries over the rest of the season.

Downing played down the idea that the trip was just an excuse for the squad to put their feet up in more favourable conditions, explaining that the last time the club did something similar, it helped them to stay up.

West Ham have won one and lost two of their three games since they returned from the trip, continuing a struggle to turn around the form of the team over the second half of the season.

A top eight finish in the Premier League is still possible and could help to alleviate some of the frustration felt by fans, before the players jet off on their next breaks at the end of the campaign.

Watch the video below.

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