Snodgrass – We will bounce back

Robert Snodgrass


  • Robert Snodgrass says West Ham United need to work hard to bounce back from defeat
  • Hammers were beaten 3-2 at AFC Bournemouth on Saturday - their first away loss of 2017
  • Scotland international has suffered knee and ankle knocks in each of West Ham's last two matches

Robert Snodgrass said West Ham United need to put the 3-2 defeat away at Bournemouth behind them and turn their attentions to the games ahead as they seek a second consecutive top half finish in the Premier League.

The Hammers were just minutes from securing a valuable away point, courtesy of Andre Ayew’s second equaliser in as many away games, before Joshua King completed his hat-trick which gave the Cherries the three points.

Now, with reigning champions Leicester City up next at home this Saturday, the Scotland international explained that he and his teammates need to put all their efforts into training this week:

He said: “I believe that if we keep working hard on the training ground the performances and results will come, we need to put this result behind us.

"We’ve been on a good run as of late but we can’t give teams two penalties and concede three goals, so we need to get back to the training ground and move forward. 

“When we scored the first goal I thought we needed to see it out until half-time but we conceded a second penalty, we conceded a goal so that was hard, the manager said it and we all agree that we need to be better at game management which will help us see it through at times.”

Since joining from Hull City in January transfer window, Snodgrass has put himself about tirelessly with his typical never-say-die attitude – which, frustratingly for the No11, has come at the cost of several debilitating knocks.

The midfielder continued: “Ten minutes into the game against Chelsea I needed ten stitches in my knee, and then rolled my ankle as soon as I came on at Bournemouth, so it was hard to push off properly and put them under pressure.

“It’s difficult and that made it harder but I’m a big enough to keep on going and I’m sure it won’t be long before we’re back to winning games.

“To be honest, I couldn’t have settled in any better, the people here have been absolutely great. My teammates have been first-class, they’re a great bunch of lads and the management and staff have been brilliant too.

“The move couldn’t have gone any better really, now I’m concentrated on doing well for the team and I’m looking forward to the games coming up.”

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