Lukasz Fabianski says West Ham must be ‘more balanced’ if they are to improve on the past two week’s results, but that the fans must be patient with the club’s new players.
The Hammers have endured a difficult start to the new campaign, first losing to Liverpool 4-0 on the opening weekend before again losing 2-1 against Bournemouth on Saturday.
The club signed a total of ten new players, including Fabianski, during a busy summer, and while they enjoyed a solid pre-season campaign, things have yet to fall into place quite so quickly in the Premier League.
And with games against Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all to come before the end of next month, the Polish international insists the West Ham fans must be patient for things to improve.
“We have to keep looking forward and keep working with this group of players because obviously there are big changes and it always takes time to gel,” said the No1.
“Hopefully it will happen sooner rather than later.”
Following the defeat to Bournemouth, Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini spoke of his team needing ‘trust’ one another and put previous results out of their minds when they play at London Stadium.
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And Fabianski echoed the opinion of the Argentine, suggesting that more patience when in possession will soon help turn things around.
“From my perspective, every time we had the ball in possession, we just wanted to go straight forward and maybe we have to be more balanced in some situations and take our time a little bit with playing our football and keeping possession, rather than just trying to get it forward,” he observed.
“Maybe that’s what he meant when he said [we didn’t trust ourselves], that when we get possession we need to score. If we relax a bit more and take care of the ball a bit better, then we will benefit.
“We are a new group of players and it will take time, but hopefully it will click soon. I hope the fans will understand the situation and I think they do.
“It’s important that they are supportive in every single game and keep believing in the team, because this group of players really has something quite good in terms of quality and, with a little more work, we will see the effects on the pitch.”