Mohamed Diame believes West Ham United will need to work together to get back to winning ways in the Barclays Premier League.

The Hammers suffered their first defeat of the season, going down 3-0 at Swansea City on Saturday, and the No21 admitted they had not played as a team at the Liberty Stadium. Individual errors saw West Ham fall two goals down before half-time, while the Swans cut through the back four to add a killer third midway through the second 45 minutes.

An experienced Barclays Premier League campaigner after three years with Wigan Athletic, Diame said Sam Allardyce's side would have to show a greater level of cohesion in future matches - starting with next Saturday's Kids for a Quid clash with Fulham at the Boleyn Ground.

"Swansea are a good team and they played good football, but we didn't work with everybody together," said the No21. "We were not pressing together and we were not tackling together so I think it is normal that we would lose this game.

"We worked with only three players together or two players together and we have to do it together as a whole team. That's the way we should always go out onto the pitch.

"I don't think it is because we have new players because everybody knows how to play football and it's always the same. Every time you go out you have to work together.

"We need to make it better for the next game and prepare for Fulham. It will be a good game for us to get ourselves back up the league. "We have to forget this game, but first we have to think about what we did badly before we move on to another big game against Fulham where we have to win the three points."

On a more positive note, Diame's fellow new boys Alou Diarra and Modibo 'Van' Maiga gained more important game time in south Wales, with the former making his debut for the club.

Diame knows both fellow French-speakers well and believes both the France midfielder and Mali forward will bring a lot to Big Sam's side.

"Alou is coming on and getting ready to be fit. He is not ready yet but he will come in and work hard for the team. Without the ball, he will be a good player for us. He will work hard and show his quality in front of the defence.

"Van is a good player. He can play as a striker or as a winger as well so he's got a good left foot, which not a lot of people have. He has good technique and will score some goals as well."

As for Diame himself, he is still fine-tuning his game in a claret and blue shirt after spending a large portion of the pre-season away at the London 2012 Olympic Games with Senegal.

"It was a different pre-season but I was playing a lot of games [for Senegal] so I am ready to start every game and do my best for the team."

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