Cape Town - West Ham United defender Pablo Zabaleta
believes the Irons can learn some valuable lessons about consistency
after their tumultuous start to the season.
in trouble and could lose Pogba
Manuel Pellegrini's charges seemed to be in crisis after losing four
consecutive Premier League games to get their season underway, but they
bounced back with wins over Everton and Manchester United, while also
drawing with Chelsea.
However, the east London outfit's inconsistency reared its ugly head
again last week when they lost 1-0 at Brighton, leaving the Hammers down
in 15th position.
"Well, I think the worst thing at the start of the season was four
defeats in a row, because that was probably too much," the Argentinian
reflected. "You never expect to lose the first four games.
"Then, of course, in this league it's like this. Every single game is
difficult and you can have those defeats because you play against
strong teams every week.
"We've got seven points and I would like the team to have at least
ten or eleven points by now, because we could have got more from the
Bournemouth, Wolves and Brighton games.
"At the end of the day, those dropped points make the difference in
the table as, if we had three or four more, we’d be a few places higher,
six or seven points from the relegation zone and just three or four
points from the European positions.
"OK, let's say the situation is not a crisis but also it's not
perfect. The most important thing we can learn from those games is to
understand that to become a better team we need to improve our