West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has warned Slaven Bilic that West Ham’s current performances cannot continue.
Sullivan was speaking after West Ham lost 3-2 at Bournemouth, a game in which the home side also missed two penalties.
West Ham have struggled after the success of last season, currently in 11th place in the Premier League.
“I was very disappointed and frustrated with the manner of our defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday,” Sullivan told the club’s official website.
“We went down there determined to bounce back from the Chelsea defeat on Monday, but we didn’t play as well as we know we can. Slaven, the players and the staff all know we have to do better.
“We have conceded too many goals early in halves in recent games and, while we’ve managed to get ourselves back into games like the ones at Southampton and Watford and at home to West Brom, there will be matches where we cannot equalise. That situation cannot go on.
“I am sure that Slaven, his backroom staff and the team were not happy with what happened and they will think about it a lot over the next few days.”
That should be enough to make Bilic gulp, and gulp hard.