West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic said that he and his players had let their club down after the Hammers succumbed to a 4-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.
The East London outfit did manage to salvage some dignity by pulling two goals back, but were unable to complete the comeback.
“Crazy game. It was a crazy game. It was a great game for them. They deserved to win the game,” Bilic said.
“Going forward in the first half it was just poor position without creating many chances. But in the second half we showed good football and we dominated the second half.
“The problem is you can’t expect anything from the game when you are 3-0 down and make so many mistakes both as a team and individually.
“I felt very embarrassed myself and I’m sure the players too because we let the club down.”
The loss was West Ham’s third straight defeat in the league and their fourth out of their first five games, with the result leaving them in 17th place, although Bilic acknowledged that work has to be done if they want to improve on last season.
“I said we can live with the Man City defeat and we can live with the Astra defeat because we had eight players injured, but this is now a second week in a row that we haven’t played as good as you have to play, like we did last year”, he explained.
“The problem is I wouldn’t say huge. But the problem is it happened again. We have to be aware of the situation and we have to act.”