West Ham United have really disappointed this season.
Hammers ace Marko Anautovic sat down for an exclusive interview with the club's official website, and expressed his sympathy for West Ham fans after his side's poor start to their Premier League campaign, admitting that his team should not be in the position that they are currently in.
David Moyes' side are in deep trouble, firmly entrenched in a relegation battle, and with so many tough-looking fixtures set to come over the next month, these must be worrying times for Hammers fans.
The east London outfit were expected to be challenging for a Europa League place this season, having spent heavily in the summer, bringing a plethora of established internationals, including the likes of Javier Hernandez and Pablo Zabaleta, to the club.
Arnautovic sat down for an exclusive interview with WHUFC.com, and made a pledge to the Hammers faithful that he and his teammates will continue to strive to give them what they deserve:
"I can understand the fans and I can understand everybody who is surprised by our performances. I came here because, and I will say this always, West Ham is for me a big, big club with big history and good players and we shouldn’t be where we are. The club and all the people who are involved with it deserve better, and we players need to show the people who come to the stadium late in the evening, or even cancel their work to come and support us, that we will fight for them, for the club and fight for ourselves."
The 28-year-old Austrian has been one of the chief culprits this season, as far as a lack of fight and passion is concerned, although he did show glimpses of his potential during West Ham's draw with Leicester City last week.
And he really will need to be at his very best if his side are to have any chance of extracting themselves from the trouble they are currently in, what with so many tough fixtures on the horizon.