Pablo Zabaleta understands West Ham fans' 'frustration' but calls for unity
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 17/03/18 1:11pm
Pablo Zabaleta says he understands the "frustration" of West Ham supporters but has called for unity as the club bids to avoid relegation.
There were widespread fan protests at the London Stadium last weekend, with a number of pitch invasions interrupting the side's 3-0 defeat to Burnley and West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has said the board "takes full responsibility" for the club's current struggles.
The Hammers are just three points above the Premier League relegation zone after three straight defeats but Zabaleta has called on the players to pick up their performances as they look to move up the table.
"I do really understand sometimes the frustration of the fans when things don't go like everyone expects, but those tough periods, we all need to be together," Zabaleta told the club's website.
"It's the only reason to go forward, to be united. Us as players, we know we have to do better on the field."
West Ham have been taking part in a warm-weather training camp in Miami this week, which manager David Moyes hopes will help to galvanise the squad.
Zabaleta is keen to see an improvement in his side's performances in the Premier League run-in and paid tribute to the West Ham supporters.
"Hopefully we can perform well enough to keep West Ham in the Premier League," Zabaleta said. "We will try. We know we have to do better than we have done in the last three games.
"It's been a difficult season in terms of injuries and many things that sometimes have affected the team.
"To the fans all we can say is thanks for the great support they show week in and week out because they are amazing."
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