Zabaleta only moved to West Ham from Manchester City last summer, but he has already seen the good and the bad from his new club.
The Hammers have managed to pick up victories over the likes of Swansea City and Huddersfield Town this season.
But they have also come unstuck against Newcastle United and Southampton, while putting in poor performances.
And Zabaleta feels as if his team need to start playing to their maximum potential more regularly.
“It’s seems like for a few moments we can play good [football], but for some moments in the game we just gave the ball away so cheaply,” the Argentine defender said.
“We need to be more consistent, we need to be a good team from the first minute to the end. With the ball, without the ball, sometimes we were so sloppy in the game and that is no good.
“We lost Marko [on Friday] with a high fever, he was sick and ill, [Pedro] Obiang out too. It seems like every time we have a problem with some players we cannot keep everyone fit for a long period, everyone being consistent.
“That is probably the only problem I can see at this moment.”
Zabaleta’s form at West Ham has been highly praised by supporters, and he rapidly seems to be becoming a fans’ favourite at the London Stadium.
Zabelta’s passion has shone through, with his whole-hearted performances immediately helping to increase his popularity.
West Ham are currently in 15th place in the Premier League table, with their next match coming against Burnley after the international break.