Kouyate calls for team unity as West Ham struggles continue

Kouyate calls for team unity as West Ham struggles continue
West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate against Spurs

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Apr 06, 2017. 11:00

West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is concerned by the team's current poor form in the English Premier League (EPL).

The Hammers were thrashed 3-0 by their London rivals Arsenal in their latest league game which was played at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

This was West Ham's fifth consecutive defeat in the league and the London-based side are also winless in seven matches.

As a result the Hammers are five points above the relegation zone and Kouyate believes that a few wins will see them secure their status in the elite league.

“It’s a very, very difficult moment for us, but sometimes you have this period one time in a year or one time in two years,” Kouyate told Standard.co.uk.

"It is important that we stay positive, stay together and just focus.

“We need to win some games, just work hard and play hard. We need to take our chances and defend well," he added.

"But most importantly we need to work together and be positive.”

The Senegal captain, who has been used in defence and midfield this season, has made 26 league appearances for the Hammers in the current campaign.

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