Jose Fonte shares his disappointment since making West Ham switch

West Ham United's Jose Fonte and Chelsea's David Luiz after the game

The West Ham United fans are still waiting to see the best of Jose Fonte.

Chelsea's Diego Costa in action with West Ham United's Jose FonteWest Ham United's Jose Fonte in action

Hammers new-boy Jose Fonte spoke to reporters following his side's bitterly disappointing 3-2 home defeat to Leicester City on Saturday, and shared his current frustrations at his failure to help his team address their defensive issues, as quoted by the club's official website.

The 33-year-old moved to West Ham in January from Southampton, for a fee believed to be in the region of £8 million, but has failed to showcase the kind of form which made him so highly sought-after during the past two transfer windows.

The East London outfit have conceded 16 goals in the seven appearances the Portuguese has made since joining the club, and that will quite clearly have to be improved upon if they are to climb their way clear of any kind of relegation trouble.

And Fonte admitted that he has taken longer to settle at his new club than he originally thought he would, as quoted by

West Ham United's Jose Fonte in actionWest Ham United's Jose Fonte in action

“I want clean sheets, obviously, as I’m a defender! That’s why I came here, to help, and that’s why I’m disappointed for everyone, but there is only one way in my mind to put it right, and that is to keep working hard. Better days will come and I’m working hard to help the manager and help the team to end this run."

The Hammers face a crucial trip to the KCOM Stadium to take on Marco Silva's resurgent Hull City following the two week international break, and three points will be absolutely vital for Slaven Bilic's side as they look to put to bed any threat of relegation.

And in order for them to do that, Fonte will surely have to start performing to his very best.

West Ham United's Andre Ayew with Jose Fonte after the gameWest Ham United's Andre Ayew with Jose Fonte 

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