Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore explained on the Call Collymore show on talkSPORT on Sunday evening (February 7) why West Ham United failed to win against Southampton away from home at the weekend.
West Ham suffered a 1-0 defeat to Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Maya Yoshida’s goal in the ninth minute proved to be the difference between the two sides.
The Saints ended the game with 10 men due to the sending-off of Victor Wanyama in the 54th minute.
Collymore has a theory why the Hammers failed to pick up even a point from the encounter.
“I was at the game yesterday,” said Collymore on the Call Collymore show on talkSPORT on Sunday evening (February 7) when speaking to a West Ham fan.
“I think that if you would have addressed the little blitz in the first 20 minutes when Southampton took hold of the game, you would have more than likely got something from it.”
Collymore added: “I just thought to myself: if they had addressed Southampton coming out of the blocks for the first 20 minutes yesterday, for pretty much the remainder of the game, West Ham dominated, I thought.”
West Ham are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 39 points from 25 matches.
Slaven Bilic’s side are eight points behind Manchester City, who are currently fourth in the standings and occupy the final Champions League spot.
The London side will return to action on Tuesday evening when they take on Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground in the FA Cup fourth-round replay.