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​Fonte desperate for West Ham to get the defensive basics right

West Ham defender Jose Fonte says the Hammers need to get the basics right if they want to return to winning ways.

"Sometimes these things happen. Having said that, we could have easily won the game. We had the chances. It didn't happen for us," the 33-year-old told West Ham's official website.

"We tried in the second half with everything we could throw at them, everything we could. We had two or three great chances to equalise and win, but we didn't manage to do it.

"We showed character to try everything and not give up. Now it's about getting back to basics; good defending, clean sheets first. We can create chances. We're very disappointed and very sad, but we want to pick ourselves back up.

"We know that if we try to get some clean sheets, we can do well because we have seen we can score. It's about back to basics. We need to be in good positions and just defend."


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