West Ham United defender Angleo Ogbonna has been trying his best to put a positive spin on things but it didn't quite work out.
Speculation is rife that Slaven Bilic's job is on the line while supporters are planning protests against owners David Sullivan and David Gold during the crucial first home game of the season against Huddersfield on Monday night.
Indeed many reports claim defeat in that game could well spell the end for Bilic with everything from transfers to tactics and training being blamed by fans and pundits for the recent demise of the East Londoners.
Fans' frustration has been building and that was evident on Twitter this week if the reaction to Angelo Ogbonna's post is anything to go by.
The Italian centre back posted a video of himself involved in various aspects of training saying: "Training hard with the lads. Only way to reverse the course. Come On You Irons."
But his attempt at some much-needed positivity backfired as West Ham fans lined up to mock the training.
Reminds me of my Sunday league training only less intense— Boleyn Chair (@BoleynChair) September 6, 2017
Looks like a kick about— Gary.Boreham (@boreham_gary) September 6, 2017
Thats training hard is it ? A gentle jog , i can do that and i am 56— stuart (@61hammer) September 6, 2017
Yea looks well hard ? Jogging about— Jk72 (@jaskee) September 7, 2017
How about putting a bit of effort in on the pitch. Hope youre all recovered from being tired— Dave Sanders (@dave_sanders5) September 6, 2017
You lot better win Monday or madtings— Aaron (@_AaronD7) September 6, 2017
Light jogging, some ball work & a kick about WOW! Try training for the London Marathon then you will know what hard work is!!!! #easystreet— Moggy (@JMoggy36) September 7, 2017
Cmon we know that the training at west ham is soft compared to other clubs. Look at our injury list over the 2 years, tells u the reality.— Ashish (@Ashman_blud16) September 6, 2017
Is this training hard ?— Paolo (@ellingford_paul) September 6, 2017
How much did they pay you to post this?— Total West Ham (@TotalWestHam) September 6, 2017
Maybe u will applaud the fans Monday ?— Howard Wright (@HowardW31594569) September 6, 2017