Jamie Redknapp believes the Hammers are still paying the price for their poor recruitment last year
“It’s unfortunate for West Ham that they have had to play their first three Premier League games away but the problems are far deeper for Slaven Bilic.
“West Ham are paying for their poor recruitment last season.
“Four of their 10 signings from last summer’s transfer window have left the club while Robert Snodgrass has joined Aston Villa on loan having arrived from Hull for £10.2million in January.
“Who is in charge of bringing in players? If it is the manager then he has to take full responsibility.”
Sporting Lisbon boss Jorge Jesus is looking forward to the end of the transfer window following talk of William Carvalho moving to the Hammers
“I hope Thursday arrives so that we can get over these uncertainties and get more balance.
“It seems that these things don’t matter but it affects the group.
“The teams who want him are not stupid. Why do they want Willian, Gelson [Martins] or [Islam] Slimani? Because they know that they are quality.
“I would like them to stay but when they were just developing nobody wanted them.
“But now everybody wants them.”
Slaven Bilic has said only the players can get themselves out of their current predicament
“I hate it [when we make mistakes] but this is a job about good times and bad times, and you have to show your quality as a manager more in the bad times than in the good times.
“So, we have to work very hard to come out of this situation. I’ve done it before, of course, and I have to do it again.
“I talked to the guys after the game and I said ‘Nobody can take us out of this situation but ourselves’.
“There is no other thing to do than to work hard, to dig in and for us to show the quality we have got on paper, on the pitch.”
Dan Kemp spoke about his wonder goal in the Under-23’s 5-2 victory over Swansea City
“I knew the ‘keeper was out of his goal. As soon as the ball fell to me I didn’t have a second thought. I just decided to have a go and I was buzzing when I saw it go in.
“I’ve never scored anything like that before! Certainly not from that range. I’m just delighted that it went in and I got to continue my goalscoring run. That’s three goals for me now and I’m thrilled.”