Speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Liverpool, the Hammers’ summer signing admits his side have been too erratic so far this season, with the balance not quite right.
West Ham head into the clash coming off the back of successive home defeats to Leicester City and Bournemouth, not exactly the sort of form which inspires confidence.
However, Ogbonna feels his side’s performance at Arsenal proves there is quality there and laughs off the suggestion that he should fear an intimidating Anfield atmosphere.
“Scary, why? It’s my job. If I was going to be scared, I might as well become a dancer. Why should the atmosphere scare me? It is just a game of football,” Ogbonna explained.
“Everybody watched us win the first game against Arsenal, so they know that we have quality. But the second and third game, maybe we were more unlucky.”
A game which will suit West Ham United:
Funnily enough, with the way things are going, West Ham arguably have a better chance of taking points off the Reds than they do when facing the so-called lesser sides in East London.
Their lack of wingers means Slaven Bilic’s men are very narrow and compact, ideal for a counter attacking side, rather than one where the onus will be on them to come out an attack.
The Hammers could find plenty of joy by sitting deep at Anfield, soaking up the pressure and hitting on the break through the likes of Dimitri Payet and Mauro Zarate – similar to how they defeated Arsenal on the opening weekend at the Emirates.