West Ham are preparing for a huge Premier League clash against Leeds United.
The Hammers currently sit 17th in the Premier League table and following a disastrous run of results, find that manager David Moyes is on the brink of losing his job.
Looking to bounce back with what would be a huge win against Jesse Marsch’s Whites, West Ham will know that anything less than all three points will plunge them further into a relegation battle.
Speaking about the magnitude of the upcoming tie, defender Angelo Ogbonna, who spoke to the club’s official website, said: “We are not just focused on Leeds.
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”We have 21 games left and I think we have to fight for every game. It starts at Leeds. In fact, I think it started against Brentford because even though we lost, we were unlucky, and our effort was totally different and we played like everyone wanted.
“For the majority of the first half, everyone enjoyed it, but football is like that and three points count, so we will try our best to get three points at Leeds and in all our games.”
Interestingly, the Italian centre-back went on to address the Hammers’ recent performance against Brentford which saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat. Ogbonna appeared to highlight the Londoners’ midfield, which saw Declan Rice line up alongside Lucas Paqueta at the expense of Tomas Soucek, who was dropped by Moyes.
“I think we showed we can play well,” added Ogbonna.
“Dec and Lucas showed the can play really well together in the middle of the park, but on the night the details were really important.
“We lost because of details against a team who thrive on details and I am doubly disappointed because we conceded the same goal we conceded to them last season. Things like that really hurt me, but I think there were positive things from the game.”
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