Pellegrini issues call for calm

02 September 2018 02:45:18 EST

Manuel Pellegrini has urged his West Ham players to stay calm, but admits that his team need to put Premier League points on the board as soon as possible.

The Hammers have lost all four of their league games to date, with their latest setback a 1-0 home loss to Wolves, for whom Adama Traore scored the winning goal deep into stoppage time at the London Stadium.

We need to be calm. I think we have a strong squad and we are going to have better performances in the future.

Manuel Pellegrini

And afterwards head coach Pellegrini voiced his concerns, as a number of his players head off for international action.

He told BBC's Match of the Day: "I don't think it is a bad start, it is a very bad start. We can't lose six points here at home like we have.

"Playing away against Liverpool and Arsenal, if you don't play so well is understandable. Here at home to lose we must be very worried.

"On the training ground we are doing well, no lack of attitude. We have to take that work during the week to a game, where there is that added pressure.

"We need to be calm. I think we have a strong squad and we are going to have better performances in the future. But, of course, when you start with no points in four games it is difficult."

Following the international break, the Irons return to action with a tough trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton on Sunday 16 h September, with Chelsea and Manchester United their following two Premier League opponents.

The Hammers are now available at 22/1 to be relegated this season, with Crystal Palace priced at 9/2 and Brighton & Hove Albion 10/1.

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