DIMITRI PAYET issued a rallying cry to his West Ham team-mates at a training ground clear-the-air meeting.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has demanded a response after the dismal 3-0 home defeat to Southampton on Sunday which made it five losses in six Premier League matches ??the worst top-flight start in the club?셲 long history.
Bilic remains convinced his side are one win away from turning the corner and that victory at Middlesbrough on Saturday can kick-start the Hammers??season.
And with his team-mates seeking a spark, Payet stood up at the end of the meeting at the club?셲 Chadwell Heath headquarters to admit they have not been performing as a team and MUST improve in all areas.
The French superstar accepted he has not been at his best but told his team-mates they all needed to do better, believing the strong words will be enough to get the London Stadium outfit back on track.
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Bilic has not lost faith in himself or his team and is adamant they will start motoring up the table.
The meeting came as owners David Sullivan and David Gold issued a public plea to fans to stay behind the team.
They said: ?쏷here have been factors which have contributed to the poor start with injuries to key players and some key decisions which have gone against us.
?쏝ut we are not going to make excuses and know that Slaven and his team will be working even harder on the training ground this week to get things right.
?쏻e have got to remain positive. These are the same players that helped us enjoy such a memorable final season at the Boleyn Ground.
?쏻e know this is a difficult time for our supporters at the moment but we want to thank you personally and wholeheartedly for staying with the Club. We will turn our season around.??/p>
Ex-West Ham midfielder Robbie Slater insists Bilic must revive their fortunes quickly – or face the axe.
Slater said: ?쏧 played with Slaven, and I know he?셲 a very, very strong character. He won?셳 be patting people on the back saying, okay, it?셲 going to get better. Is it a team that can deal with that? As I said, we hear there?셲 a rift in the dressing room.
?쏧 think Slaven?셲 got one game, at best, to get this right. They can?셳 afford, (with) the stadium. They can?셳 afford to go down.??/p>
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