West Ham United’s disappointing start to the 2018-19 campaign went from bad to worse on Saturday when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Hammers have now lost all four of their Premier League matches this term, with Bournemouth and Wolves both winning at the London Stadium in the early weeks.
It has not been the start that the club’s fans would have expected, and captain Mark Noble is amongst those to have received criticism over the last few weeks.
Aaron Cresswell made his first Premier League start of the season against Wolves at the weekend, with the Englishman selected in the left-back position.
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The number three struggled to make his mark in the capital, however, and has now been heavily criticised on social media.
It was never going to go down well when a graphic on West Ham’s Twitter page posted comments from the 5ft 7in defender, who said that the team must stick together during a tough spell.
The West Ham fans have seemingly had enough of watching Cresswell turn out for their team, and a selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
The term defender has been lost in translation somewhere. If you ain’t got the lungs/legs to get back after a wasteful run or cross then just stay put and defend. Pressing is a part of defending, stopping crosses are a part of defending, tackling is a part of defending 🤔🤔🤔⚒
— Pauline Cope-Boanas (@MrsPCB) September 3, 2018
Or track back and defend instead of attempting a trip.
— Adam Lewis (@AdamL1979) September 3, 2018
Pull your finger out then. It’s the same excuses every week. Stop apologising after yet another inept performance and perform. 50k a week for what? Should be ashamed and pay for fans to watch you the other way around.
— ⚒Snowy⚒ (@snowym1722) September 3, 2018
— Fergus ⚒💚 (@Fergus_WHU) September 3, 2018
How about just passing the ball to a West Ham player? Just a thought. 🤔⚒
— PDGHammer (@PDGHammer) September 3, 2018
Yepp him Masuaku and Antonio should never play again
— Jay (@JayCorb12568283) September 3, 2018
Perhaps he can learn to defend.
— J (@james_blacknell) September 3, 2018