West Ham’s Angelo Ogbonna expressed his huge disappointment in the aftermath of the Hammers' 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City at Upton Park on August 15.

Ogbonna has looked solid in the heart of the back four, keeping out Academy graduate James Tomkins and Wales international James Collins, who have both performed well for the past three years.

The centre half, a £7.9million summer signing from Serie A title holders Juventus, said: “We are very annoyed because we know we have the quality. We need to think about the next match and make the fans happy again.

"This is football because sometimes things do go wrong, but we have to fight and carry on and forget about this result and focus on the next game. We have one week now to cool down and prepare.

“We were very solid against Arsenal. The whole team did very well. We did not do badly [against Leicester], everybody defended and attacked but it’s just the result that was disappointing and we are annoyed at that.”

The former Torino defender, along with Carl Jenkinson, Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell should have dealt with the Foxes two goals mid-way through the first half scored by Japanese international Shinji Okazaki and creative talent Riyad Mahrez.

Ogbonna said that manager Slaven Bilic told the players the painful truth about what he saw in a terrible first-half performance.

“He said we have the quality and we will create more chances. The boss gave all of us the power to change the game,” said the 27-year-old.

Champions League finalist Ogbonna has only been in the England for seven weeks, attempting to adjust to his new home and the Premier League.

However, Ogbonna said he had received a lot of advice from trusted people and that has helped him cope with the pressures. He said the West Ham supporters had been brilliant.

The stocky centre half said:” like my team and my own staff and I love how everybody is giving me good advice about the Premier League and about life in England. For me it’s easy.

“I am grateful for the support the fans have given me so far and I will continue to do my best for the fans starting with the game at home next week. I am very sorry for the result.”