Aaron Cresswell admitted West Ham United were ‘simply not good enough’ in losing 1-0 at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
The Hammers produced a below-par performance against their newly-promoted opponents and London Stadium fell silent – bar 3,000 jubilant Wolves supporters – when Adama Traore took advantage of a defensive lapse and drove home the visitors’ winner in the third minute of added time.
Speaking candidly, Cresswell was brutally honest in his assessment of the home side’s display, which leaves them without a point and bottom of the Premier League going into the September international break.
Four defeats, ten goals conceded, it’s not good enough, simple as that
“In the first half, we let ourselves as it wasn’t good enough, it’s as simple as that,” he began. “In the second half, we played a little bit better, but the way we conceded the goal in the last minute just wasn’t good enough.
“You just can’t make these mistakes as you get punished and that’s what happened. It’s not good enough at this level and I felt the whole 90 minutes was not good enough. On another day, we would have taken one of the chances we had, but we didn’t and it wasn’t to be.
“Of course, it’s a big worry, there’s no hiding that. Four defeats, ten goals conceded, it’s not good enough, simple as that, and we’ve got to get back and stick together, work hard on the training ground, put what we’ve done wrong, right, and concentrate on the next game.
“I wouldn’t say our confidence is high as we’ve lost four games, conceded ten goals and scored two. All we can do now is stick together and put things right. We’ve got enough character to do that.”