Hammers defender demands goals

Avram Grant’s side slipped to the foot of the Premier League table

with a 3-0 hammering at Chelsea on Saturday. The scoreline

flattered the champions and the Hammers had plenty of chances, the

most notable of which fell to Robbie Keane who blasted wide from

eight yards to waste a golden opportunity to make the score 1-1

with 17 minutes left. West Ham have only scored four times in their

current six-match winless streak and Gabbidon believes that must

improve in their remaining four games if they are to avoid the

drop. “It seems the same old story that we never take our chances,”

the central defender told West Ham TV. “We play well and create and

never get the result. So it is disappointing. We put in a lot of

hard work and we had chances to score and when they had their

chances, they took them. “For long parts of the game we did well

and 3-0 is really disappointing. “I can’t really take any pride as

a defender from my performance as we lost 3-0 so I am

disappointed.” The Welshman insists, however, that a repeat display

of the one at Stamford Bridge in the club’s remaining fixtures

against Manchester City, Blackburn, Wigan and Sunderland will

ensure their survival. “If we can show that kind of fight and

performance in all aspects of the game, we can stay up,” Gabbidon

said.