West Ham fell to a second home defeat in a row to Bournemouth over the weekend, and Mark Noble has told the official Hammers website that complacency might be the reason behind the defeats.
Noble said: “It was a great start against Arsenal and maybe there was a bit of complacency. We have to buck our ideas up as it’s a long season.”
It is hard to disagree with Noble’s assessment of the game, considering all the hard work put in to defeat Arsenal has been undone in the following fixtures.
The Irons were unlucky against Leicester as they fell to a 2-1 defeat, but sloppy first-half play cost them a result, but the performance against Bournemouth was nothing but shocking - even though they managed to scored three times.
Carl Jenkinson and Aaron Cresswell were ridiculously poor, with the latter all-but setting up two of Callum Wilson’s goals, and the former being sent off for giving away the penalty which Wilson netted his hat-trick from.
The midfield zone was completely overrun, and Noble is suggesting that after playing so well against the Gunners, West Ham have a sense of entitlement that they can defeat anyone.
Considering the results that have followed the Arsenal victory, it is evident that West Ham are not good enough to just show up and claim three points, and Noble has admitted that the players need to sort out their mental status before the East London side travel to Liverpool on Saturday.