Matthew Upson has said that West Ham United’s players need to look at their own performances in order to overcome what has been a very difficult period for the club.
The Hammers currently sit 17th in the Premier League table on 30 points having won just one of their last seven top-flight matches.
The 3-0 home defeat to Burnley on March 10 was made even worse by the scenes inside the London Stadium as supporters showed their displeasure with the club’s board.
West Ham, whose supporters are losing faith with head coach David Moyes, have a huge match at home to fellow strugglers Southampton on March 31, and defeat against the Saints would place more pressure on the players.
Upson, who represented the London club on 145 occasions between 2007 and 2011, has claimed that the West Ham players need to start looking at their own form rather than the team’s overall struggles.
Upson told Sky Sports:
“As a player, I just feel that you have to almost isolate yourself as an individual and think of ‘What am I going to get out of myself today?’
“There’s so much going on in terms of the distractions of what’s happening especially at home that I think you just have to be selfish. Isolate yourself in your own performances and do the best you can.”
West Ham still have to face Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United before the end of the season, in addition to visiting Leicester City on May 5.