Trott impresses but Hammers ‘need more focus’

Trott was called into action a number of times during the match


Nathan Trott called on his side to have more focus in the big games after West Ham United under-23’s suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Monday evening.

The Hammers had previously enjoyed an unbeaten start to the 2017/18 season but have now suffered three straight defeats, the latest a result which extends Liverpool’s own winning start to the campaign to five out of five.

Two first half goals for the visitors was enough on a night where in truth, they controlled much of the game and were fully deserving of the three points.

West Ham goalkeeper, Nathan Trott, who was called into action in spectacular fashion on a couple of occasions during the match, blamed a lack of focus at times for the performance.

“We were organised at times but we need to be more focused if we’re going win games against teams like this” he explained.

“Everyone put in lots of work in the first half and we definitely improved in the second half, I just think we tired from not having too much of the ball.”

Among a small handful of other chances, West Ham were awarded a first half penalty with the score at 2-0 but Toni Martinez failed to convert. Had the Spaniard scored, Trott felt the result could have been different.  

“Toni's penalty was unlucky, it was a good shot but unfortunately the keeper went the right way.

“We had a couple more chances and if we had put some of them away the game would have been a lot different to how it ended.”

Despite falling the wrong side of a 2-0 result, Trott once again impressed between the sticks for the Hammers, make a number of top saves which kept his side in contention.

“I’m always happy to make saves and contribute to the game” he said.

“But ultimately, we’re not happy with the result. Next week, we need to keep the shots against us a lot lower if we’re to win.”