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West Ham's Valon Behrami admits players are concerned by form

PUBLISHED: 16:59 21 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:06 05 October 2010

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17:  Valon Behrami of West Ham looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United  at the Britannia Stadium on October 17, 2009 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Valon Behrami of West Ham looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium on October 17, 2009 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

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West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami has admitted he is concerned about the Hammers terrible recent form

West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami has admitted he is concerned about the Hammers terrible recent form.

The East End club are one off the bottom of the Premier League and have collected only five points this season.

Hammers were dealt a blow on Saturday after they were beaten 2-1 by Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, stretching their winless league streak to seven games.

"We have to be worried. If you play eight games and have just five points, you have to be worried," Behrami said.

"But if the performance is good you can see something positive. You have to be positive."

His boss Gianfranco Zola seems to be doing that as the Swiss international explained.

"To be honest, he came in after the game and said, 'What can I say? The performance was good'," Behrami said.

"We challenged for every ball, but made some little mistakes and that's why they scored two goals. But if the spirit of the team is like this and stays positive and we work hard, we should be okay, because we have 30 games still to play and have 90 points available."

It was another game where West Ham could have taken something from the encounter but failed to and that unfortunately is a sign of a side in trouble, but the former Lazio man once more preferred to stay positive.

"We can talk about the Man City or Fulham performances, when we know they weren't great performances, but today we can say nothing about the showing. It is a very unlucky moment for us but we need to push more," he admitted.

"We're very disappointed with the result because compared to the Fulham game we did very well. We had plenty of the ball.

"It is a difficult moment for us and we need some points. It's difficult when the team starts the season like this, we know that, but we are working very hard to improve the situation."

Things could not get much worse for the club at the moment and so a visit from fourth-placed Arsenal is probably the last thing West Ham need.

And while Behrami admitted it will be hard this Sunday, he feels a London derby could give the Hammers a great platform to turn their fortunes around.

"Obviously we know the next game against Arsenal is going to be a tough game," he said.

"But anything can happen in a big game like this.

"In a big game like this, the focus is totally changed. We know Arsenal are a great team and one of the best in Europe, but we believe in what we're doing and want to win the game.

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