Jenkinson - It's frustrating

Carl Jenkinson was disappointed to taste defeat on his first league game of the season
Carl Jenkinson's first Barclays Premier League appearance of his second loan spell with West Ham United did not go to plsn on Saturday.

Fresh from defeating Arsenal in the season opener last weekend, West Ham were confident of building on that start against Leicester City, but two goals in the first half for the visitors meant a second half revival counted for little.

Dimitri Payet was on target for the hosts in their 2-1 defeat, with a further deviation from the script coming at the death when Jenkinson had to don the goalkeeping gloves afrer Adrian's red card.

It all added up to a frustrating debut for the 23-year-old.

"We started well in the first ten minutes, but then we conceded two cheap goals," he said.

"They were well worked by Leicester, but both were avoidable. After that it was an uphill battle - we got one back but we couldn't quite get the second one which is obviously really frustrating. 

"I thought it was quite an even game. They were decisive with their finishing and they took the chances they got. I felt when we got one back that we would get another. It wasn't to be, but on to next week as they say."
On the positive side, Jenkinson said the team showed a good response to the disappointing interval scoreline, even if ultimately they could not get back into the contest.

He added: "I think the team has a lot of character. We showed that last week and we showed it again today. Obviously we didn't get the result we wanted and everyone, the team and the fans, will be very disappointed and rightly so.

"We had a real go in the second half. No-one can deny that, we did have a real go and gave 110 per cent. On another day we'd have got a point out of the game as a minimum."

As for his brief stint between the posts, Jenkinson was relieved he did not have much to do.

"I think the red card was a bit harsh," he added. "It was a high foot but Adrian isn't a malicious man, I'm sure it was accidental.

"I've ended up in goal, which was strange but fortunately I didn't have too much to do. It's probably a first and last for that one."