Angelo Ogbonna urges West Ham to stay together

West Ham United's Adrian celebrates with Angelo Ogbonna after Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke missed a penalty

West Ham are currently 17th in the table after 11 games of the season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, West Ham United defender Angelo Ogbonna has urged his teammates to stay compact and stay together to turn around their season.

The Hammers have endured a difficult start to the season, picking up just three wins from their first 11 games.

Their frustration continued on Saturday afternoon as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Stoke City at the London Stadium.

The result left them sitting 17th in the table and just a point outside of the relegation zone.

West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna and Cheikhou Kouyate look on as Winston Reid lies on the pitch after sustaining an injuryWest Ham's Angelo Ogbonna and Cheikhou Kouyate look on as Winston Reid lies on the pitch after sustaining an injury

It is fair to say that heads are low at this moment in time and Ogbonna has urged them to stick together.

“We are positive, we are optimistic, and we are waiting [for the next game] to improve our form,” he told the club’s official website.

“It was definitely two points lost on Saturday. We were so disappointed about the result because we need to win. We need to stay compact and stay together.”

West Ham United's Adrian celebrates with Angelo Ogbonna after Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke missed a penaltyWest Ham United's Adrian celebrates with Angelo Ogbonna after Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke missed a penalty

It will be interesting to see if West Ham can start picking up more points following the international break.

They face a difficult task to do so as they come up against Tottenham, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool in their next four games.

Those are tough fixtures, with all four teams currently sitting in the to six, but a win from them could just be what the Hammes need to kick start their season.

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic before the matchWest Ham United manager Slaven Bilic before the match

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