Pedro Obiang reveals what was said in West Ham’s dressing room after Watford draw

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West Ham’s performances have improved dramatically of late but the Hammers have struggled to consistently come away with three points.

Slaven Bilic’s men dominated both West Brom and Watford recently but came away with just two points, despite controlling both matches and forcing an impressive amount of shots on goal.

Against Watford, the Hammers had 64% possession and created the vast majority of chances.

Midfielder Pedro Obiang spoke to West Ham’s official website in the aftermath of the 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road on Saturday, and shared what the players discussed after what was a frustrating night for the Hammers. Obiang told

“We took a goal too early and we found some difficulties in the first half,” Obiang observed. “In the second half we played totally different, like we normally play, pressing and creating chances, but we couldn’t get the second goal.

“In the changing room after the game we spoke about the fact we had a lot of the ball and a lot of chances near to their goal, but we didn’t decide to do it, and because of that we drew the game.

“Watford didn’t have too many chances aside from their penalty and one in the final minute, but for 60 minutes we played totally better than them.”

Obiang was in typically impressive form at Vicarage Road and has, along with Manuel Lanzini, stepped to the fore in the wake of Dimitri Payet’s departure.

West Ham’s explosive wide-man Michail Antonio was given a second yellow card during the game by referee Craig Pawson, and will miss the upcoming crunch game against Chelsea on Monday night.

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Aidan Lonergan is a journalist based in Romford. He can be followed on Twitter at @ajlonergan.