Angelo Ogbonna insists it’s important for West Ham to understand their current situation after being relegated to the Premier League relegation zone.
The Hammers are just one point out of the offered last 21 after a 1-0 loss to the other challenger Wolves on Saturday.
Daniel Podence’s low drive early in the second half was enough for the Wolves to secure a much-needed victory, which saw them come out of the last three and give their place to the visitors.
David Moyes has asked fans to stay with the team despite a streak of six losses in their last seven league games and play in their next home game against a similarly out-of-form Everton.
Ogbonna is aware of the predicament West Ham finds themselves in and said the players are determined to change their current fortunes.
“We don’t have much luck right now,” he told the club’s official website.
“We’ve shown we can improve in the last three games and we’ve been on the field[at Wolves]to get more. It didn’t go that way, but maybe next time it will.
“This is very important. Every game from now on is important for us, for all players. It’s important to understand the situation – it’s a difficult situation but we’ve been through tough times at West Ham before.
“We have to evaluate match by match. It’s the only way to focus on the next match, wherever it may be. All the players want the best for this club.
“It’s a tough time. We know that. It’s a transition, so we have to stick with it. We need fans, the next game is going to be huge and we need fans no matter the outcome.”
The Wolves are improving under new head coach Julen Lopetegui and have been through a tense match against West Ham where neither side had many clear chances.
Captain Ruben Neves hit the crossbar with a trademark long-range shot that would give the home team more breathing room, but the Portuguese midfielder was happy to take the win as Molineux praised his support.
“It’s huge for us,” he told WolvesTV.
“We knew the importance of this game in front of our fans, we wanted to get the three points and we played a great game, there was a great atmosphere, today at Molineux it felt like the old days.
“This is where we want to build, how we want to feel every time we play here, and it was a beautiful afternoon for us and I’m sure for the fans as well.
“If you look at the performance, it’s a big win. It was a really solid performance and let’s work on the next one in three days.”