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New West Ham signing gives verdict on situation

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West Ham United playmaker Sofiane Feghouli has stated that injuries are behind the club’s poor start to the new season and has backed his team-mates to turn things around.

The Algeria international moved to the London Stadium on a free transfer over the summer after his contract expired with Spanish giants Valencia, joining a host of other new players.

Feghouli is expected to be a major player for Slaven Bilic’s side this term, with the North African attacking midfielder full of skill and poise on the ball.

However, the new man will not have been expecting his side’s slow start to the campaign, with West Ham losing five of their opening six Premier League games and also being eliminated from the Europa League in the qualifying rounds.

Feghouli has stated that everyone at the club is doing their bit to arrest the team’s slide and that Premier League victories are only around the corner.

“We are discussing the reasons for our start to the season in the dressing room,” he told the club’s official website.

“We have suffered due to a series of injuries to some key players. That alone has caused us some issues at the start of the season.

“We also had quite a few games in a short period due to the Europa League and so physically we struggled a bit.

“Slowly but surely, physically we are getting back to fitness. I know personally that I need time on the pitch to improve my own match fitness and to get back my rhythm.

“I am sure that in the coming weeks as we get some of our players back to fitness, we will start to perform better as a team.”

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