Obiang: ‘We’ve been unlucky’

West Ham United midfielder Pedro Obiang believes that the Hammers have been unlucky this season and is adamant that they can move up the table.

Slaven Bilic's side languish in 18th position, having collected only four points from their opening seven games, but Obiang believes that the club has just been unlucky this season – refusing to cite their move to the London Stadium as a key factor in their poor start.

"The season is very long, we know that, and I would use the word ‘tough’ to describe it so far, but we have a good team and the Club has taken massive steps forward with the new Stadium and training ground," he told the club's website.

"I don’t think everyone has got used to it just yet, from the fans to the players to the Club as a whole, but we’re working out the way to get results and move forward.

"I think we’ve been unlucky with the results we’ve had so far.

"Last season, we were playing at a stadium with a lot of history and the fans and the players were united, and the new players all settled in, but now we’ve got the task of writing a new history for the Club in this new Stadium.

"We need to make our own luck, which is what we did last year.

"We need to do the same things we did and if we can get a couple of wins then that will help our confidence and us to move up the table," he concluded.